[LAD] update of jkmeter

Joern Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Tue Oct 7 11:26:03 UTC 2008

Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> Jkmeter-0.4.0 is now available at the usual place:
> <http://www.kokkinizita.net/linuxaudio/downloads>
> Jkmeter is a combined RMS/digital peak meter based on
> the ideas of mastering guru Bob Katz. 
> New options in this release:
> -type k14  : K14 scale instead of the default K20.
> Use this for mixing to a higher average level.
> -A         : Ambisonic (4ch) mode.
> -C         : Adds a stereo correlation meter.           
> Used on a Ambisonic B-format signal the correlation
> meter uses W and X, and indicates how 'forward' the
> sound stage is.

thanks - very nice indeed. i have immediately ditched my old reference 
meter [1] after trying this one.

can i humbly request configurable correlation meters for the next 
release? it would be really useful to have one for each W/X, W/Y and W/Z 
(for "forwardness", "rightness" and "upness" :)

btw: having worked with calibrated monitors for a week now, i can warmly 
recommend this practise for everyone doing serious audio work. the k 
meter is really really useful to judge loudness, and it will give you a 
constant reference which you will internalize after a while. if people 
can have perfect pitch, why not train perfect loudness? imagine being 
able to tell your fellow golden-eared friends "not only is it concert a 
and slightly flat, it's also 76 dB SPL" :-D



[1] an obscure product called jmeter-0.1.0 :-D

jörn nettingsmeier

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