Waves Dorrough Surround Meter Plug-in
Waves Dorrough Surround includes customized meters engineered especially for surround production environments, as well as all meters included in the Stereo edition of the Waves Dorrough Meter Collection.
Waves Dorrough Surround Meter Plug-in Details
The Waves Dorrough Meter Collection â?" Surround Edition puts some of the most sought-after level meters into your DAW! The Dorrough Meter Collection â?" Surround Edition includes plug-in models of Dorrough hardware meters, which are renowned throught the industry for their ability to provide a very accurate and detailed sonic picture of loudness. These high-quality meters show both average and peak levels in one display â?" what's often been referred to as allowing you to see the "density" of the sound. For readability, musicality, and accuracy, you'll want to add the Waves Dorrough Meter Collection â?" Surround Edition to your plug-in arsenal.
Accurate metering made easy
Clear and comprehensive, Dorrough Meters are renowned for their unique ability to paint a detailed picture of true loudness. That's why Dorroughs are used in more advanced production facilities than any other. Displaying both average and peak levels and in a single readout, Waves Dorrough Meters are the only meters which actually let you see the "density" of the sound. When it comes to meters, you want readability. You want musicality. And most of all, you want accuracy. The Dorrough Meter Collection â?" Surround Edition gives you all of the above.
Take control of "perceived loudness"
Using patented technology developed to give broadcast and recording engineers a true indication of loudness as perceived by the human ear, the Dorrough Loudness Monitors inside the Waves Dorrough Meter Collection â?" Surround Edition graphically display audio power. Because Average and Peak readings are based on a real-time waveform analysis, the degree of processing, compression, and even distortion are indicated by the relationship between the average and peak indicators.
The man behind the meters
Dorrough Electronics designs and manufactures precision audio and video monitoring devices. For over 20 years, Dorrough has pioneered new technologies in audio signal processing and monitoring for the broadcast, motion picture, and recording industries. Founder Mike Dorrough grew up with a love for radio and an insatiable desire to understand how sound devices worked. In the early 1960s, Dorrough was working as a sound engineer when he devised a revolutionary Multi-band (or "Discriminate") Audio Processing system. By achieving optimum relationships between frequency, time, and amplitude in the complex waveform, Discriminate Audio Processing provided greater loudness with no reduction in fidelity. In 1965 one of his first Multi-Band Composite Audio Processors was installed at a popular LA radio station.
In 1971, Mike decided to set up his own factory to produce his processors, and launched Dorrough Electronics. Dorrough realized that the perceived loudness of sound is a mathematical function of time and amplitude, and the Dorrough Loudness Monitors grew directly out of the Discriminate Audio Processor. For his many contributions to world of professional audio, in 2000, Dorrough was honored with a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Waves Dorrough Surround Meter Plug-in Features
- Surround Edition for Native systems
- Fast peak response
- Sum and difference energies for optimal stereo-to-mono compatibility
- Left/right phase correlation
- Displays number of overs
- Peak and average level relations
- Three selectable styles: Horizontal (280D/240D), Vertical (380D/340D), and Arc (40AES/EBU)
- Three selectable sizes: extra large, large, and small
- Selectable reference levels
- Switch between display sizes and styles with the click of a mouse
- 40dB ccale in 1dB steps
- Mono and stereo components
- Supports AAX Native, Audiosuite, TDM, RTAS, AU, and VST
- This Plug-in is also included in 360 Surround Tools, and Mercury
Waves Dorrough Surround Meter Plug-in Additional Information
Each new purchase of a Waves plugin/bundle will include both Native and SoundGrid versions.
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