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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by giancarlo » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:47 pm

using alexb consoles 0dB = +18dB in the hardware, so your input is extremely hot. Those consoles are not supposed to work in that way

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by futur2 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:08 pm

giancarlo wrote:using alexb consoles 0dB = +18dB in the hardware, so your input is extremely hot. Those consoles are not supposed to work in that way
don't know if it happens with alexb consoles and also have never experienced the loud beeps but things like that shouldn't happen however you use the stuff. it's not ok to risk ruining ones monitors or even worse ears.

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by giancarlo » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:11 pm

we limited nebula to +24 dB because actually someone is using nebula in that way (extremely loud signals from special libraries). We could limit outputs anyway adding a parameter

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by sfunk » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:49 am

giancarlo wrote:we limited nebula to +24 dB because actually someone is using nebula in that way (extremely loud signals from special libraries). We could limit outputs anyway adding a parameter
i would suggest limiting. The level of this beeping sound can be incredibly loud and im surprised it hasnt damaged my monitors or ears. Please limit it :)

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by woeischris » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:04 pm

You know, I never really tested it enough to pin it down to one plugin but I use AlexB consoles on every track in every project so that makes sense. I try to keep everything around -18 but sometimes a transient spikes way high or I'll disable another plugin that attenuated the output and it will absolutely smash my monitors and ears. I'm very worried about hurting myself or someone else if they're listening on headphones.

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by giancarlo » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:38 pm

we'll insert a protection. Soon. Silence when output is louder than a fixed amount

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by sfunk » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:31 am

giancarlo wrote:we'll insert a protection. Soon. Silence when output is louder than a fixed amount
Brilliant news!

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by giancarlo » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:25 pm

starting from version 1.3.476
I added a parameter to nebula xml named "protectiondb". Default setting (so if you don't declare it) is +3dB, but you could change it. Audio is silenced when it's louder than it.

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by sfunk » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:32 pm

giancarlo wrote:starting from version 1.3.476
I added a parameter to nebula xml named "protectiondb". Default setting (so if you don't declare it) is +3dB, but you could change it. Audio is silenced when it's louder than it.
great news. When will this update be released?

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by giancarlo » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:59 pm

I think around next week

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by sfunk » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:17 pm

:D checking this out now! Thanks for implementing this!

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by giancarlo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:23 am

let me know about that. For sure nebula is now limiting the output - EVER. It means it never sends out something louder than +3dB. If you have still a loud spike it should be caused by logic audio engine or a break in the audio engine (maybe caused by a cpu overload), but in such case... it's not nebula but a bad multithreading issue (or a bad audio driver)

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Re: Loud beep at 0 db?

Post by dpclarkson » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:09 am

I updated to the latest version, and yes, the limiter works!
However, I still have some spikes, as Giancarlo described,
but not as loud as they used to be...thank God! 8-)

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