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MeterPlugs Releases LCAST Loudness Meter

TORONTO: July 31, 2012 - MeterPlugs today announced that LCAST Loudness Meter is available for purchase from meterplugs.com. LCAST makes it easy to take loudness measurements and supports the latest loudness standards, ATSC A/85, EBU R128 and ITU BS.1770-2, which aim to eliminate loud commercials and improve audio quality in broadcast. Two versions are available: LCAST Stereo for $199 and LCAST Surround for $399.

If you are working with mono and stereo programmes, LCAST Stereo gives you everything you need to ensure your programmes meet broadcast requirements:

  • support for ATSC A/85, EBU R128 and ITU BS.1770-2;
  • loudness history plot, which shows you how loudness loudness - momentary, short-term and integrated - changes over time (up to 24 hours);
  • loudness range display;
  • custom loudness variance measurement, which shows you how dynamic your audio is;
  • true-peak metering for each channel;
  • overload indicators with adjustable threshold;
  • gated and un-gated loudness; and
  • custom color regions in the history plot.

LCAST Surround includes all the same features but gives you surround sound, up to 5.1 channels. It also includes loudness logging, a powerful feature that allows you to export all loudness data recorded by LCAST into a CSV file, which can be opened in a 3rd party app like Microsoft Excel. This gives you the flexibility to create custom reports, perform additional processing and integrate LCAST into your workflow.

Pricing and Availability

LCAST Stereo, $199, and Surround, $399, are available immediately from meterplugs.com. LCAST requires Mac OS X (10.5 or greater) or Windows (XP or greater) and a Digital Audio Workstation that supports Audio Unit or VST plug-ins. LCAST is 32-bit and 64-bit compatible.

MeterPlugs creates meter plug-ins for Digital Audio Workstations such as Apple Logic, Steinberg Cubase and Ableton Live. MeterPlugs raised the bar for meter plug-ins with the release of K-Meter, a tool that helps recording engineers preserve dynamic range in their audio. MeterPlugs continues its tradition of excellent meter plug-ins with LCAST Loudness Meter, a product that will help broadcasters and content creators eliminate loud commercials and improve audio quality for consumers.

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Ian Kerr
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