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ALM 5.1 Light Edition

Audio Loudness and True Peak Meter VST, AU, AAX plugin
and standalone application, BS1770, EBU R128, ATSC and ARIB compliant

ALM5.1LE Audio Loudness Meter Plugin

ALM 5.1 LE is a key component in your mixing workflow. Based on the ITU, EBU, ATSC and ARIB loudness standards, the software offers you full Loudness and True Peak Metering for Mono, Stereo and 5.1 channel formats featuring measurements for Momentary, Short Term and Integrated Loudness, with Loudness Range and Max True Peak Level.

For a higher resolution in the target zone you can use the +9 LU scale. For a higher dy- namic range use the + 18 LU scale. Both a value and a bar indicator are available for Loud- ness Range, so you can decide if your audio needs more dynamic compression. ALM 5.1 LE follows the host transport and you can restart the measurements pressing the reset button.


Features

  • Audio Loudness Meter VST, AU and AAX plugins;
  • Channel Formats: mono, stereo and 5.1;
  • Full compliance with Loudness standards : BS-1770 (rev.3), EBU R128, ATSC A/85 and ARIB specifications;
  • Complete loudness measurements using universal descriptors: Integrated Loudness (Program Loudness), Momentary Loudness, Short Time Loudness, Loudness Range;
  • Real-time metering for Momentary Loudness, Short Term Loudness and Loudness Range;
  • Variable colors for loudness descriptors, according to the comfort zone;
  • True Peak led indicator (calculated using inter-sample peaks that can be missed in quantization);
  • Real time statistics for Program Loudness, Max Short Term Loudness, Max Momentary Loudness and Loudness Range;
  • Correct measurements for all the usual sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and multiples;
  • Low CPU usage due to the plugin optimization.

ALMx 5.1 Audio Loudness Meter LE EBU ATSC ITU



Loudness Descriptors

  • Integrated Loudness (Program Loudness) – describes the long-term integrated loudness of an audio material from ‘start’ to ‘stop’;
  • Momentary Loudness – calculated with a time window of 400 ms;
  • Short Term Loudness – calculated with a time window of 3 s;
  • Loudness Range – loudness dynamic range from ‘start’ to ‘stop’ that helps you decide if dynamic compression is necessary;
  • Max True Peak Level – indicates the maximum value of the signal waveform in the continuous time domain (this value is calculated using inter-sample peaks that can be missed in quantization).



Interface

1. Integrated Loudness or Program Loudness (in LUFS or LKFS);
2. Short Term Loudness (in LUFS or LKFS);
3. Loudness Range (in LU);
4. Measurements are done using EBU, ATSC or ARIB specifications (you can change it in the Settings tab);
5. Time counter for the duration of Integrated Loudness and Loudness Range measurement;
6. Play/Stop button – shows you if the plugin is measuring or not. In the LE, the plugin is always following the host’s transport.
7. RESET all the measurements;
8. +18 or +9 Scale;
9. Real time Moment Loudness Meter;
10. Loudness Range bar Indicator;
11. Short Term Loudness indicator;
12. Peak Led indicator.
ALM 51 LE 9LU scale         ALM 51 LE 18LU scale

Loudness Metering

ALM 5.1 LE not only calculates the values of most important descriptors specified by the standards EBU, ATSC and ARIB, but offers you the possibility of choosing the scale for Momentary Loudness according to your needs. There are two options for each standard:
+9 LU for a good resolution in the reference level zone.
+18 LU for a bigger dynamic range.                                 

Minimum System Requirements


MAC:
Dual Core CPU with SSE2 support
2GB RAM
OSX10.6
PC:
Dual Core CPU (Intel or AMD) with SSE2 support
2GB RAM
Windows 7

Available Formats


MAC:
VST 2.4 universal binary
AU universal binary
AAX universal binary
PC:
VST 2.4 universal binary
AU universal binary
AAX universal binary

ALM 5.1 LE Statistics
ALM 5.1 LE Settings

Statistics

The second window of ALM 5.1 offers real time values of main loudness descriptors of your program:
  • Program Loudness
  • Loudness Range
  • Max. Short Term Loudness
  • Max. Momentary Loudness

Settings

You can choose between Loudness Metering Modes (EBU, ATSC and ARIB) and set the True Peak Limit (-1, -2, -3, -4, -6, -9, -10, -12).


         ALM5.1 Audio Loudness Meter Plugin True Peak

Color coding

For a better monitoring of the Integrated Loudness, ALM 5.1 uses a color code. This way, you will know how your program loudness fares compared to the accepted tolerance of each standard. The accepted tolerance zone is the range of loudness that is comfortable to the listener. Note that the Integrated Loudness may not be constant through the program. It can vary within a specific zone according to the content requirements.
The color of Integrated Loudness parameter is:
green- if the Integrated Loudness matches the standard’s specifications;
                                   yellow- if it’s around the standard’s specification, but still you must turn the volume up/down;
red- if the material is annoyingly loud/soft.                                                  



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