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Old 2008-10-30, 15:03
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Post Audio Analyzation Devices :: AudioMTR3

Audio Analyzation group of devices seems to be missing from Reason's 'family' of devices. For inspirational purposes, I'm laying down here a possible device, called AudioMTR3, which could belong in such a devices' group, if the company ever decided to initiate one of such kind.

Such a group of devices would aliviate the need to ReWire out signals for monitoring, using audio splitters etc, thus improving workflow and expanding Reason's capabilities in this area.

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AudioMTR3 Manual
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Metering:
Meter method of readings etc

Function:
L = Left channel only
R = Right channel only
LR = Both channels seperately
AVG = Average of Left & Right channels
LPK = Peak of Left
RPK = Peak of Right
LRPK = Both channels' peaks seperately
AVPK = Average of Left & Right channels' peak

and so on - it's up to the programmer

Length:
Length of graph display in time
With a high value (seconds or even minutes) one should expect to see the waveform inputed

Max db:
Maximum energy of graph display & peak meter.

Min db:
Minimum energy of graph display & peak meter.

With Min & Max db there can be oscillation focus on specific dbs.
For example with Min = 0db & Max = 10db there can be focus on clipping material over 0 db.

L & R colored buttons:
Can set color of waveforms, similar to setting group color

Reset Buffers:
Force clear previous measurements in buffers

Response Refresh:
How fast the previous measurements are cleared from the buffers.
For example, infinite with the appropriate Metering method would allow peak monitoring.

Graph:
Oscillation compression [db] in time [ms / s / m / etc]. When L & R are combined, the color of the oscillator is the intermediate color between the color of L and the color of R. In the example, left [orange] oscillator is faded out as it is not active for monitoring.

Readings:
Top left of graph can be dedicated for different readings such as RMS. A button to show or hide this could also be there. In the example, left [orange] readings are faded out as they are not active for monitoring.

Meter:
Monitoring volume between Min & Max with the appropriate response, metering method & function. In the example, left [orange] is faded out as it is not active for monitoring.

Now, using this little device & audio splitters, many instances of it can be combined. Each instance can focus on a specific metering job. The left & right can also be monitored independantly to have a cleaner view etc. In the example, 2 can be placed next to each other. In this way, many monitoring combinators can be produced, each one dedicated to serve a specific monitoring job.
Loading & saving settings without the help of a combinator may be useful.
Turning Graph display on/off may be useful for speed.
CV outputs on the back [i.e. such signals could be used for gate cut]

Also, with the use of this device, pre-processing & post-processing waveforms can be monitored etc.

Other possible devices in this group: Frequency Monitoring, Phase Monitoring and so on.

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A few thoughts for inspiration.
Thank you
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