At the just-concluded AES Convention in New York, TC Electronic introduced the new LM6 Radar Loudness Meter plug-in meter.
The radar display has proven an efficient solution when upgrading audio production for broadcast, film and music from unsatisfactory peak level indicators to loudness-based metering. With the introduction of the new LM6 Radar Loudness Meter plug-in, audio professionals using programs such as Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Wavelab, Cubase and Sequoia – on a Mac or PC – how have direct access to this meter, 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, like the LM5D for Pro Tools HD. Users familiar with the radar will therefore be able to move seamlessly between platforms.
LM6 shows loudness history in a single, easy-to-read, radar-like view. Each radar revolution can span from one minute to 24 hours. Two readings 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.
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 or VST plug-in formats. No additional hardware such as Pro Tools TDM or PowerCore is required – the only piece of hardware needed is an iLok 2 USB Key for holding the plug-in license.
Additional LM6 Info –
Availability: December 2011
Requirements: iLok 2 USB-key (iLok 1 is not supported)
Price: USD 599 / EUR 449
Crossgrade Price*: USD 399 / EUR 299
Quantum Packs Available
*Three groups qualify for the crossgrade price:
– Owners of LM5D for Pro Tools HD
– Owners of TC’s PowerCore platform
– New owners of LM2, TM7, TM9, System 6000 MKII, DB2, DB4 MKII, DB8 MKII or P2
For more information about LM6 Radar Loudness Meter go here.