New York (March 29, 2012)—TC Electronic is shipping its new LM6 Radar Loudness Meter plug-in.
With the LM6 Radar Loudness Meter plug-in, audio professionals using Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Wavelab, Cubase, Sequoia, etc. on a Mac or PC can now benefit from having direct access to TC Electronic’s radar display, which covers all mono, stereo and 5.1 productions.
The user interface of the LM6 plug-in is similar to TC radar meters for other platforms, for instance LM5D for Pro Tools HD. The numbers also come out exactly the same whether a program is measured with LM5D, with a TC hardware radar meter, or with the LM6 plug-in.
LM6 shows loudness history in a single, radar-like view. Each radar revolution can span from 1 minute to 24 hours. Two numbers may be selected for display below the radar, for instance Loudness Range and Program Loudness, while all measurements are retained on the Stats page. Loudness history and other key information can be logged as a standard formatted text file that may accompany a program for proof of delivery spec compliance. Further, the LM6 continues measuring even when the radar window is closed, freeing up screen space.
LM6 employs a fully synchronous, high-headroom design in order to also display true-peak warnings and true-peak bar graphs correctly; and it conforms with all of the major broadcast standards based on Leq(K) – e.g. ITU BS.1770-2, ATSC A/85 and EBU R128 (August 2011 update).
The LM6 Radar Loudness Meter plug-in is available for DAW platforms supporting Audio Units, RTAS, AAX Native or VST plug-in formats. The only piece of hardware needed is an iLok 2 USB Key for holding the plug-in license.