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Peak Value Display on Each Channels

+55 votes
asked Jun 23, 2018 in Mixing by Ile Spasev (520 points)
recategorized Jun 23, 2018 by Ile Spasev

What I really lack in Studio One is the peak value display on the separate channels. Coming from Cubase Pro and Logic X Pro, I have a constant habit looking at the separate channels for the actual peak value of the channel. In Studio One we have only the slider value and not the peak value. The peak value is only shown on the master channel which is not practical at all. I would like to see the peak value to each channel and being aware as to how much and whether the channel is peaking.

8 Answers

–8 votes
answered Jun 23, 2018 by elliottsebag (7,510 points)
selected Jun 25, 2018 by benpierce
Best answer

Hey there, 

You have a pretty simple solution to display them .
Just add the basic 'level meter' plug in to all tracks/buss that you wan't 
And right clic - expand them for each channels. 

Depending of the options activated in the plugin, the small version could display TP value, K-20; K-12 K-14 and LU as well as the phase correlation as you can see in the screens below .

ps : you also have this one if you prefer the needle ;)

Hope this will help, 

Kind regards

+8 votes
answered Sep 29, 2018 by michaelschtz1 (1,140 points)
We really need this! To put the level meter on every channel is not really a comfortable solution! I think Cubase have this option integrated for years...
+6 votes
answered Sep 29, 2018 by Ile Spasev (520 points)
It is really not practical to put 30+ Level Meters on each channel and then click them for the values to be always visible.

It would be very handy if somehow the Level Meter, The Gain Knob from the Mix Tool and the Pro EQ be integrated in Studio One like some channel strip maybe. I don't know. Also, Cubase and Logic have EQ immediately available with one click only, and all these things could be integrated in Studio One, especially when it is faster from any other DAW out there in terms of workflow. These things are slowing the process.
0 votes
answered Dec 6, 2019 by Nip (3,210 points)
Yes, please - as of now I usually have to rig so I can watch on main out to see numbers on peak values on a track.

Every track and bus, please, very useful.
0 votes
answered Dec 14, 2019 by Daw Stew (5,520 points)
Yes, the mixtool idea is a good workaround but having a numeric value display would be much better
0 votes
answered Dec 15, 2019 by fschmidt (5,330 points)
And another must have...
0 votes
answered Nov 28, 2020 by valentinosciacca1 (4,340 points)
this should had been already in S1, why are you ignoring this PreSonus?

Let's add this peak value display on all channels :)
0 votes
answered Dec 13, 2020 by adarshchandran (2,870 points)
1000 percent this feature is a must. Studio one is the only DAW lacking this basic feature.