LM6 represents a quantum leap away from simply measuring audio level to measuring perceived loudness. The old level method is responsible for unacceptable level jumps in television, for music CDs getting increasingly distorted, and for different audio formats and program genres becoming incompatible: Pristine music tracks from the past don't co-exist with new recordings, TV commercials don't fit drama, classical music or film and broadcast doesn't match. The most fundamental audio issue of all - control of loudness - every day makes millions of people adjust the volume control over and over again.
LM6 is part of a universal and ITU standardized loudness control concept, whereby audio may easily and consistently be measured and controlled at various stages of production and distribution. LM6 works coherently together with other TC equipment, or with equipment of other brands adhering to the same global standard. Follow the guidelines given to allow audio produced for different purposes to be mixed, without low dynamic range material such as commercials or pop CD's always emerging the loudest.
Realtime loudness meter compliant with EBU R128, ATSC A/85, TR-B32 and ITU-R BS.1770-3. For legacy purposes, LM6 can also be switched to the ungated, original BS.1770 measure of Program Loudness
Loudness History Radar display
True-peak Bargraph display
Supports mono, stereo and 5.1
Presets for use in Broadcast, Music, Post and Film
Loudness meters in MKII frames feature 24/7 logging capability without even seeing a computer. Measurement and logging presets are found in the Metering factory preset bank