Welcome to Doctor D’s Blog

This blog is initially intended in part as a place to talk about the things that I find strange or intriguing and which raise questions for me, such as the subject of my first blog, the widespread use of VU meters in professional audio equipment. The second purpose is to look at acoustic issues and to try and bring a bit of ‘mythbusting’ solid information to the table.

If there are technical or acoustic issues in your life that you’re finding strange, intriguing, or even annoying(!), please let me know and I can try and bring a bit of technical and factual light to the problem.

VU Meters and You

Are VU meters really useful on audio equipment?

Hot or Cold?

Is a lack of warmth an inevitable trait of digital recording?