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Tyderian
05-12-2013, 09:39 AM
Hey,

Best trick I've even gotten is making the meters in PT nice and fat (or phat for the hip hoppers).

Simply use the CLAW (hold all 3 buttons left of the space bar) and click any meter in the mixer window and BOOM they fill the whole channel!

Love it, so much easier to use!

JFreak
05-12-2013, 09:52 AM
That is one lovely trick :)

chrisdee
05-12-2013, 02:35 PM
That is one lovely trick :)

Agree, been using fat meters for years now.
Hope the new PT11 meters can be made fat aswell.

meech
05-12-2013, 02:51 PM
I forgot about this trick, thanks! It should really be a toggle in the menu or prefs, not a hidden feature

roboman01
05-12-2013, 05:58 PM
Hopefully has implemented skins or at least allow more control over color. Getting tired of looking at Grey or dark grey all the time. I am talking total color change...

Meads
05-12-2013, 06:07 PM
Hopefully has implemented skins or at least allow more control over color. Getting tired of looking at Grey or dark grey all the time. I am talking total color change...

But you're aware of track colors?

YYR123
05-13-2013, 12:52 PM
Hey,

Best trick I've even gotten is making the meters in PT nice and fat (or phat for the hip hoppers).

Simply use the CLAW (hold all 3 buttons left of the space bar) and click any meter in the mixer window and BOOM they fill the whole channel!

Love it, so much easier to use!

Cant wait to try that sounds nice.

guitar012001
05-13-2013, 08:14 PM
Just tried the "Fat Meters" Trick! Love It! Thanks for the heads up!

YYR123
05-13-2013, 09:06 PM
Yeah me too it's beautiful

musicman691
05-14-2013, 04:47 AM
The fat meters trick will also work from the edit window as well. I love it!

Emcha_audio
05-14-2013, 05:19 AM
When I saw this thread I went oh cool, opened pro tools tried it and went.. oh snap.. I was already on it. Was hoping that someone had found a way to make it even bigger :D

chrisdee
05-14-2013, 05:40 AM
Was hoping that someone had found a way to make it even bigger :D

You mean something like this ?:D
http://dillner.net/pt/fatmeter.png

Emcha_audio
05-14-2013, 05:42 AM
Yeah man! :D

louieshowers
05-16-2013, 08:35 AM
Does this trick work on Windows?? Is there any other way to achieve this without the CLAW method?

Emcha_audio
05-16-2013, 09:45 AM
Does this trick work on Windows?? Is there any other way to achieve this without the CLAW method?

It does work on windows, and no it's the only way to do it (ctrl+start+alt+click on the level meter)

louieshowers
05-16-2013, 09:51 AM
It does work on windows, and no it's the only way to do it (ctrl+start+alt+click on the level meter)

Thank you Manny

Emcha_audio
05-16-2013, 09:54 AM
Pleasure.

radkins
05-21-2013, 10:23 PM
Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

louieshowers
05-22-2013, 06:50 AM
Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

+1

TruestPain
05-23-2013, 05:23 PM
Depends on the context of "phat" being used.

In this case, your context of "fat" is being used in a term indicating the large sound you are initiating with the meters. "Phat" would indicate that "Man, thats awesome" [for the hip hippys =oD ]

With that said.... you're explaination of this method seems a bit dry, is there a way you could show a screen shot of peripherals?

Emcha_audio
05-23-2013, 06:16 PM
Just in case, there's already a screenshot in this thread (although not exactly what you would want ;) ) but if you can't see it you need to go into your user CP -> Edit options -> thread display option and check the box show images.

boomspot
05-24-2013, 08:22 PM
Sweet tip. thanks!

Benoni
05-25-2013, 12:36 AM
Depends on the context of "phat" being used.

In this case, your context of "fat" is being used in a term indicating the large sound you are initiating with the meters. "Phat" would indicate that "Man, thats awesome" [for the hip hippys =oD ]

With that said.... you're explaination of this method seems a bit dry, is there a way you could show a screen shot of peripherals?

If anyone wants to see this, I made a video about it awhile back:
Enable WIDE Meters - Pro Tools Quick Tip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9pLNO-nK-o

TruestPain
05-28-2013, 06:13 PM
you mean something like this ?:d
http://dillner.net/pt/fatmeter.png



lol

jrtme
05-29-2013, 07:11 AM
Hey, Just a note keep in mind this will use extra resources when you have fat meters. Just like using the meters view in the sends. :-)

Suke
06-25-2013, 11:27 AM
Hey guys, as my first post to the forums, I want to say thanks for a great tip! I love the fat meters, and it works in PT11 as well.

YYR123
06-25-2013, 02:55 PM
Hey guys, as my first post to the forums, I want to say thanks for a great tip! I love the fat meters, and it works in PT11 as well.

Yes they do

gives
06-25-2013, 04:39 PM
Hey, Just a note keep in mind this will use extra resources when you have fat meters. Just like using the meters view in the sends. :-)

with 64 bit, that should not be too much of an issue I would think, but who knows.. G

DonaldM
07-29-2013, 11:29 PM
Hey,

Best trick I've even gotten is making the meters in PT nice and fat (or phat for the hip hoppers).

Simply use the CLAW (hold all 3 buttons left of the space bar) and click any meter in the mixer window and BOOM they fill the whole channel!

Love it, so much easier to use!

Never new about this little easter egg! Thanks!

Dan Tinen
07-31-2013, 09:17 AM
The wide meters are great, but I'm more fond of the optional PEAK display under the faders while recording. Usually the number under the fader is a readout of the fader level (VOL), but hold CMD (Apple) and click on VOL, it will change to PK, and display how much headroom you have left. CMD-OPT click to change all of the displays to peak, and then to delay, and then back to volume (fader level).

YYR123
07-31-2013, 12:06 PM
I live on the peak while recording - :)

JFreak
07-31-2013, 12:21 PM
I think yellow is the new red.

jryser
07-31-2013, 12:41 PM
And it DOES work in PT 11. Ahhhhhh.


Sent from my PT beating heart

Southsidemusic
07-31-2013, 06:26 PM
The wide meters are great, but I'm more fond of the optional PEAK display under the faders while recording. Usually the number under the fader is a readout of the fader level (VOL), but hold CMD (Apple) and click on VOL, it will change to PK, and display how much headroom you have left. CMD-OPT click to change all of the displays to peak, and then to delay, and then back to volume (fader level).

Great tip!
Thanks for posting that.
Chris

Jakay
09-28-2013, 01:46 AM
Awesome.

Class-A
01-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Very cool! Thanks for posting.

Samath
12-13-2016, 04:30 AM
Useful! Good trick.

amagras
12-13-2016, 06:16 AM
Thanks! You know I'm going to ctrl+alt+click on everything now...