With the Sonoris Meter, you can measure peak and loudness levels of audio signals, simultaneously at one scale. Besides a regular meter scale the Sonoris Meter supports the K-System, from Bob Katz, mastering engineer and founder of Digido masteringstudio. The end product closely follows the K-system specifications, including Leq(A) loudness metering and bandlimited pink noise monitor calibration.
The SMTR features an oversampling peakmeter mode. In this mode the SMTR catches intersample peaks that can cause ear fatiguing sound when audio is played on consumer CD players. Many CD players have inferior D/A converters with little headroom that will distort with samples above the clip level. These peaks occur when the audio is clipped (read squashed / limited) or otherwise digitally manipulated (eg. VSTi’s). In oversampling mode the SMTR models the D/A conversion process and allows for maximizing the level but avoiding this distortion.
At the bottom of the interface a correlation meter can be found. This meter enables the user to monitor the phase relationship between the left and right channels.
Sample-accurate peak metering
K-System metering, closely following the K-System spec. , with three metering sets:
K12 for broadcast productions
K14 for home theatre, pop, rock, folk, etc
K20 for wide dynamic music
Regular, non K-system scale also available
High resolution metering of peak and loudness levels, on the same scale
Intersample peak metering mode
Peakhold function with resetable indicators or 10 seconds hold
Loudness measurement methods: RMS/flat (AES-17) and Leq(A-weighted)
Pink noise output (left, right or stereo) for monitor calibration of 0dBr / 83dB
Adjustable number of consecutive overs before clipping