Cubase Meter - Customising

Customising your DAW's Metering to suit your needs in Cubase.

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Every time I start a fresh mix project in Cubase I like to customise the layout, create key commands for the tools that I will be using, colour code channels and so on. It is a process that is worth exploring as it can help with streamlining your workflow and therefore freeing valuable time for the creative processes.

The cubase master meter is a Peak Programme Meter which can be customised using the preferences option. The behaviour of the meter is not as detailed as true peak meters or even VU meters but it is a usable meter only after you have customised it.

I make sure to create different ranges on the meter for different readout purposes and for that the meter’s display is very useful and flexible.

In the video I show you how to customise the Cubase master meter to suit different needs.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • Customising your DAW’s Metering
  • Colours and Folders
  • Peak and Average
  • Setting Limits
  • Ceiling and Headroom