TC Electronic has announced that its new LM6 Radar Loudness Meter plug-in is now shipping.
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. Further, the LM6 is a perfect ‘Sleeping Beauty': Close the radar window and LM6 continues measuring. Precious screen space and resources are now freed up, while a retrospective radar and the important numbers are just a click away.
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 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for $599 USD / 449 EUR. Owners of LM5D for Pro Tools HD, TC’s PowerCore platform, and new owners of LM2, TM7, TM9, System 6000 MKII, DB2, DB4 MKII, DB8 MKII or P2 are eligible to crossgrade for $399 USD / 299 EUR.