Topic: Problem with dBfs over 0 in with Fireface 800 drivers and Logic.
Hi I have a problem with how the RME drivers report the recording level to logic.
I know there isn't any over 0 dBfs in digital audio recording but there must be some way to report this overloads.
Here's a picture of Totalmix reporting the overload while Logic stays at 0.0 dB
You can clearly see the overload in Totalmix but that will fade away after a second so there is no way of knowing
if the signal was recorded correctly or not. This would be super handy specially when I'm recording myself.
Logic is showing 0.0 dB, the same as in the Totalmix window BUT i don't get any overload warning.
Here's a picture of my MacBook Pro's internal card overloading using the internal microphone.
You can clearly see that Logic reports an overload of at least 6 dB. Better still, the numerical meter turns red and
will stay red until I click on that area.
It is now very easy to see that I have my Input gain to high and I can now mend it right away.
I know that the theory is that there is no such thing as OVER 0.0 dBfs but there should be a way for the Core Audio
driver to at least send an overload message to the host, in my case Logic. The amount of "dB over 0" is not required.
Clearly the internal internal interface manages to do that.
Is this an implementation that could be done in the future?
Mac Mini 2.6 GHz 16 GB Ram Areca RAID | MacBook Pro 2,2 GHz 16 GB Ram | OS 10.10.5