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Dda dmr12 VU meter wiring

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:26 am
by bleedmachine
A longshot but I'm wondering if anyone has much experience wiring the vu meters on the dmr12. The vu's are set up to be pre-everything on channels and I'm wondering if there's a way to wire the vu's to be post-eq (or at least post-gain) - they are a bit useless to me at the moment monitoring the dry input signal...

Re: Dda dmr12 VU meter wiring

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:07 pm
by gigpiglet
hi mate
on mine the meters where pre fade group output im (nearly) certain
pre everything on the input ch sounds like someone has changed things around.

i had full manual, which went with the console when i sold it to another forum member (hobart uni)

they may chime in?

Re: Dda dmr12 VU meter wiring

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:49 pm
by Text_Edifice
VU's on Gareth's (now our) DDA are on the group outs.

I have a copy of the schematics / service manual at work that I can post a link to next week if helpful.

They could, I'm pretty sure, be attached to the top of any of the channel strips though so if they're pre-fader on the input side it would be a simple enough fix to re-configure them on the returns.

Re: Dda dmr12 VU meter wiring

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:10 am
by bleedmachine
Yeah okay that makes sense... Mine are definitely wired on the input channels rather than the groups. I figured moving them over to the groups would alleviate the problem to a degree. Still was hoping there was a way to do it on the input channels themselves as 32 vu meters won't be entirely useful just on the groups...

I have most of the manual I think (but it isn't helping me a help of a lot unfortunately). There's 4 pins on the vu mta on each card, only two of which are wired - I'm wondering if maybe it's a matter of swapping this around... No mention in the manual of that though.

Re: Dda dmr12 VU meter wiring

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:03 am
by Text_Edifice