[LAD] jack meterbridge 0.9.2 update / maintenance

Will J Godfrey WillGodfrey at musically.me.uk
Mon Jul 29 20:51:06 CEST 2019

On Mon, 29 Jul 2019 11:21:39 -0700 (MST)
Stephan Bourgeois <stephanb2 at hotmail.com> wrote:

>Hi there,
>I have been tinkering with Steve Harris' meterbridge 0.9.2 for jack.
>cf. https://github.com/stephanb2/jack-meterbridge
>1. Refactored global variables so that the code builds on Debian 9.2.
>2. Improved (?) the dpm IEC scale and ballistics.
>3. Changed the PPM ballistics to use Fons Adriaensen's JMeters algorithm.
>I do however have a deeper question: what is the point of jack meterbridge?
>Given that the broadcast and podcast industry has moved to EBU-R128 and
>Ebumeter offers EBU R-128 metering. JMeters offers "nostalgia" PPM and VU
>meters with correct ballistics, more options, better graphics. The only
>thing missing would be a 4x oversampling true peak meter.
>Should meterbridge be maintained or should another metering app de bundled
>with jack?
>Note that I am not a C engineer, my background is Java and Python. Please
>send code review comments and shout if you see anything horrific.
>Let me know your thoughts. 

I use it all the time. It is simple, clear and runs well in a standalone
environment. It also acts as a useful summing point. One's ears are the final
arbiter but this is very helpful.

I will check out your build as soon as I have some free time (whatever that is!)

It wasn't me! (Well actually, it probably was)

... the hard part is not dodging what life throws at you,
but trying to catch the good bits.

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