TC Electronic LM2 Radar Loudness
TC Electronic has announced the release of the LM2 Radar Loudness Meter plug-in, a stereo version of the LM6 Radar Loudness Meter.
The new LM2 plug-in features TC's Radar Display that provides an overview of the loudness landscape of a stereo audio signal. The main radar view shows loudness history, while the outer ring displays momentary short-term loudness. Finally, True-peak Levels are shown in real-time on the right side of the user interface, completing the overview.
There are two descriptors that can be set to reflect a variety of parameters – e.g. Loudness Range (LRA) and Program Loudness. Each revolution of the radar can be set from 1 minute to 24 hours, which means that LM2 will in fact log loudness data for up to 24 hours continuously.
The LM2 plug-in supports all major plug-in formats, including AAX, RTAS and Audio Suite for Pro Tools as well as AU and VST. These five formats are designed to cover all DAWs and most digital video editors on Mac or PC. It is suited for monitoring real-time audio signals, but it is also capable of performing off-line measuring in Pro Tools as an Audio Suite plug-in.
As well as being sold separately, the LM2 plug-in will be bundled with TC's LM2 19" rack-mountable hardware loudness meter.
In March 2012, TC launched the LM6 Radar Loudness Meter plug-in. On top of the LM2 features, LM6 provides support for 5.1 surround and includes a log file feature that allows the plug-in to create a text-based log-file stored on the users hard drive or network.
- Price: $199 / €159.
- Special Introductory Price until 30 June 2012: $99 / €79.
- LM6 (Surround Version): $599 / €449.