I have been waiting for this since I did my HDX upgrade because I lost the use of my LM5D plug-in as it was TDM only.
The user interface of the LM6 plug-in is similar to TC radar meters for other platforms. The LM6 conforms with all of the major broadcast standards based on Leq(K) – e.g. ITU BS.1770-2, ATSC A/85 and EBU R128 (August 2011 update) and will show you loudness history as well as momentary loudness and true-peak metering in a single view.
The LM6 Radar Loudness Meter plug-in is available for DAW platforms supporting Audio Units, AAX Native, RTAS and VST plug-in formats.
It is disappointing that unlike the LM5D which was TDM and so ran on my DSP card the LM6 is AAX Native so will not run on my HDX card but use the processor.
Price: USD 599 / EUR 449
Crossgrade Price*: USD 399 / EUR 299
*Three groups qualify for the crossgrade price:
- Owners of LM5D for Pro Tools HD
- Owners of TC’s PowerCore platform
- New owners of LM2, TM7, TM9, System 6000 MKII, DB2, DB4 MKII, DB8 MKII or P2
I am surprised that TDM users have to pay such a significant crossgrade price, it will certainly make me think twice, especially with the competitive price of the Nugen Audio VisLM. After all it isn’t as if I could end up with 2 plug-ins. I can’t the LM5D is redundant, as it was TDM only, so I have to pay more to get the plug-in back.