Hi! This has answered a few things for me too - thanks! Excuse me if this is stupid but I'm a bit confused by the whole dB meters in FX channel thing. Probably cos I haven't got FL to look at here. Where are the meters in the FX window? Am I totally missing something?! Thanks, Si. >> it's just that the first hours i worked with FL i thought the db meters >> act a bit weird with those FX channels, but it's just a different > approach. > > Umm... I'm not sure. I think the meters in the FX window are just intended > as rough guides, rather than accurate meters. If you want a more accurate > meter, you can insert a Fruity dB Meter into the last FX slot of each > channel. If you prefer a more traditional approach, I recommend the free > Vintage Meter which you can download from http://www.pspaudioware.com. > >> ok, yes i think i know sth about compression (basic), but don't know >> really for what situation it should be applyed. >> as i got the impression as FL has a weaker 'dry' signal than eg logic? >> is the master level at 100% at -3db or sth? > > I think so. For a start, fruity plays all channels at 70% into each FX > channel and then I think the master is set at 70% too. Many people > incorrectly think that there is something wrong with the fruityloops > engine - thinking its not to good with the treble... but in reality it just > takes a slightly unusual approach with gain structure, giving a slightly low > output, so the frequency response of their ears plays tricks on them!