The DD Utility provides a number of functions often needed when mixing a track.
The phase of each stereo input channel can be inverted. The stereo input can be modified. The gain level can be adjusted by up to +/- 20 dB. Pan adjusts the left/right balance. Level allows the output gain to be adjusted from 0 (-infinity) to unity (0 dB). This is provided mainly to allow for track volume automation; in many DAWs automating the volume will take control of the channel fader preventing it from being used for any further adjustment. Automating a separate level control allows it to remain free. The output can be modified as follows: Use Mid/Side to change a stereo signal to mid/side or an already converted mid/side signal back to stereo, Use Hard Clip to prevent excessive output levels by restricting the signal to 0 dB
The stereo input and output levels are shown by two sets of level meters; input on the left and output on the right.
- Phase inversion
- Input modes for stereo, mono and mid/side channel processing
- Gain trim (+/- 20 dB)
- Pan with multiple pan-law options
- Gain level (-infinity to 0 dB)
- Input/output metering