29th March 2012
TC Electronic has announced that its new LM6 Radar Loudness Meter plug-in is now shipping.
TC Electronic's 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 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 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).
Pricing & Availability
The LM6 Radar Loudness Meter plug-in is available for DAW platforms supporting Audio Units, RTAS, AAX Native 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. In fact, anyone with an iLok 2 USB Key can try out the LM6 plug-in for 14 days for free.
Price: USD 599 / EUR 449.
Crossgrade Price*: USD 399 / EUR 299.
Quantum Packs Available.
*Three groups qualify for the crossgrade price:
- Owners of LM5D for Pro Tools HD.
- Owners of TC's PowerCore platform.
- New owners of LM2, TM7, TM9, System 6000 MKII, DB2, DB4 MKII, DB8 MKII or P2.