MAAT Incorporated has released DRMeter, a metering plug–in for stereo bus masters. DRMeter, a recreation of the TT DR Meter for modern production environments, is designed to address needs for engineers concerned with dynamic range issues.
DRMeter offers two options for metering plus specialized measurement for DR dynamic range. DR is visually displayed as a real time bar meter plus corresponding numeric fields. Sample Peak Program and RMS amplitude are also shown as nested meters and numeric readouts.
DRMeter's measurement method conforms to the DR standard first employed by the TT DR Meter. Its display algorithms follow MAAT's guiding philosophy of careful attention to appearance and ballistics, achieving the best match between the aural impression heard by an engineer, and the optical rendering by the meters.
When used with the upcoming companion DROffline utility, the DRMeter plug–in acts as a real time gauge of dynamic density, providing preflight checks during mixing and mastering. With DROffline, a song or entire album can be measured to generate an official DR value.
Price: US $35. For images, specifications and additional information, visit MAAT.