So... this is related to my question on onyxshanti's post.
I also made my own vu-type-meter. I did simple logarithm-ish scaling, and I have 5 small, color-coded [hslider]s. The first (blue) responds to values between 0 and 1, the second (green), from 1 to 10, the third (yellow), from 10 to 100... etc.
It works great for my purposes... but it would be BETTER if only the currently-active slider had its line showing. As it stands, I have the four currently-inactive sliders jump to zero... this is definitely clearer than leaving them where they last were, especially when a number stream that used to jump around in the "red" zone no longer is - its indicator may stay in the middle, and that's distracting!
I'm including an easy-to-play-with version of the patch. All those [0( message boxes - delete them and it'll be easier to read, but you'll also see how distracting the immobile sliders are, especially if the [metro] is slow, and you lower the range.
I'd love any suggestions!