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TC Electronic Announces LM6 Radar Loudness Meter as a Crossplatform Plug-in at AES 2011

TC's compelling Radar Loudness Meter is now available as a plug-in compatible with native hosts.

TC Electronic, a global leader in digital signal processing, loudness metering and control technologies for the professional audio, broadcast and post-production markets, is pleased to announce its new LM6 Radar Loudness Meter plug-in meter at the AES 131 Convention.

TC Electronic's acclaimed 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 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 this revolutionary 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, for instance LM5D for Pro Tools HD. Users familiar with the radar will therefore be able to move seamlessly between platforms. Thanks to pristine TC technology, 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, easy-to-read, 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.

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.

Quite simply, virtually all audio professionals now have access to the ultimate Loudness Meter, allowing them to deliver loudness-correct content and getting it right from the start.

Available: December 2011

Requirements: iLok 2 USB-key (iLok 1 is not supported).