MAAT Incorporated has announced the release of DROffline MkII, a cross platform application for the background detection of file characteristics, measurement of audio Loudness and dynamics and logging of all parameters.
DROffline MkII is designed for engineers working in all audio industries, from mainstream music production, content streaming, broadcast radio and television to gaming, theatrical, industrial, AR and VR. Measurement methods have been expanded to include all international Loudness metrics, plus Minimum PSR as well as MAAT's own integrated DRi Dynamic Range standard for judging "dynamic density," the amount of dynamic range contrast in a recording.
The company says that DROffline MkII is the first Loudness measurement utility to combine high accuracy R128 and A/85 conformance with elements crafted expressly for music production, and that it is the only batch Loudness logger that provides channel–specific trends by augmenting EBU–mandated monaural gauges with classic L/R metering, for Maximum Short Term, Maximum Momentary and True Peak, to allow the operator to identify significant trends and channel–specific issues often overlooked during production. They say it is also the first app to offer both the AES' newly defined Minimum PSR metric, Sample Peak–to–Short-term Loudness Ratio. In total, twenty measurements are available, along with six informative facets of each file or folder.
All measurements are performed locally, so DROffline MkII is designed to be faster and more secure than on–line services. Log outputs, available in plain text or tab delimited format, are configurable by the user and, with embedded studio information, are suitable for delivery to the client. The application accepts all modern PCM and lossless formats, including WAV, BWF, AIFF, FLAC and ALAC files at up to 384 kHz sampling rates.
Working with the current version of DRMeter MkII, the real–time measurement and monitoring plug–in companion to DROffline MkII, engineers receive instant answers without leaving their Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs). Drag and drop of a clip onto a current DRMeter MkII instance in a session will trigger a background evaluation and measurement by DROffline MkII, which opens a log file in the foreground for inspection.