Grass Valley, CA (March 28, 2011)–Renegade Labs has introduced its Mx metering system, a high-resolution multichannel add-on for the firm’s series of digital edit suite audio mixers.
The unit is customizable with VU, PPM or K meter ballistics and a range of meter scales. The Mx can be panel-mounted to an existing 328 Series or M16 mixer, or rackmounted in a separate 2RU panel. Renegade plans to display the Mx at the NAB Show next month (Booth C3741).
“Surround metering is straightforward using the built-in surround views available with a single push of a button,” offers Kirk Bradford, Renegade Labs co-founder/president. “Level bars may be displayed either vertically or horizontally. Standard features include peak indication, over indication, phase warning, phase monitoring and DC warning.” Different meter “skins” allow for a variety of metering colors; custom configurations can be saved in user registers.
All meter scales use accurate true RMS ballistics, rather than simplified peak or average values. Built-in scales include VU, PPM, Full Scale, BBC, Nordic, EBU and the Katz K scales. An out-of-phase warning indicator can be enabled for any stereo pair. Over-indicators light when the audio level on a channel reaches clipping or a selectable level, and DC Warning indications notify when a high DC level is encountered. Peak Level Bar indicators show the actual peak audio sample values for each channel.
The Mx is capable of either horizontal or vertical display. A 3D Surround field monitor can also be enabled with meters in horizontal or vertical modes. The system is easily configurable, with optical encoders along with soft-buttons.