The new v7 of our TC Icon software allows DB6*, DB4 MKII, DB8 MKII, System 6000 MKII and LM2 units on the same network to automatically save logfile data on a PC or Mac.
With the new version, you can now decide a time interval from one hour to one week at which the logging data will be saved and organized for easy access and future reference. Simply connect your units via Ethernet to a PC or Mac running the TC Icon software and logging data will automatically be pulled and saved it in a folder of your choice.
However, auto-logging is not the only new feature in the TC Icon v7 update.
New Peak to Loudness Ratio Parameter
Loudness Range (LRA) quantifies loudness variations inside a program or a music track, but LRA isn't very sensitive to transient limiting and clipping happening as a result of the loudness wars in commercials and music production.
Peak to Loudness Ratio (PLR) is a more appropriate measure of
such squashing, which has an adverse effect on clarity,
intelligibility and audio quality at large. Besides from its
educational value, PLR is also relevant when tailoring a track or a
program to a certain amount of downstream headroom. For instance,
ATSC A/85 and EBU R128 provide 22 dB of headroom, while Sound Check
in iTunes offers 16 dB of headroom.
Lowering PLR further only destroys audio quality without gaining loudness on any modern platform, so we highly recommended that you keep an eye on this crucial reading and save your next recording for generations to come.
* DB6 Users must update firmware to v1.25 to use the new Auto-logging feature.