The team at RTW focus on helping users to visualise audio to help audio engineers take more informed decisions in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. As well as their hardware audio meters and monitoring devices, RTW also offer a range of native plug-in suites, comprising Loudness Tools, Mastering Tools and Continuous Loudness Control.
Version 4.1 Released With Multi-Seat Licensing
Loudness Tools, Mastering Tools and Continuous Loudness Control plug-in suites have now been updated to version 4.1, introducing a new licensing system that is server-based and therefore shareable. The multi-seat licenses can be installed on a server and shared across a local area network, which will benefit large facilities in terms of production workflows with multiple contributors. There are 2 multi-seat licenses currently available: 2 seats and 10 seats.
New Dedicated Stereo Versions
Previously, the RTW plug-in suites have been for both stereo and surround productions, but with v4.1 RTW are making dedicated stereo-only versions available as well, as a cost-efficient alternative. They are aware that producers – particularly in music production – have less need for surround audio metering or processing, whereas multi-channel requirements is growing in the post production sectors, and the good news is that the surround versions of the plug-in suites still support stereo operation.
Enhanced Pro Tools Support
RTW have also improved the multi-channel features of the surround plug-ins, with the surround version now matching the Pro Tools channel layout from mono and up to 8 channels. In addition, in the setup page, a new channel activity indicator has been added to make it easier for users to set up their multi-channel workflows.
Operating System Compatibility
The new version 4.1 of the RTW plug-ins are compatible with the latest operating systems, including macOS Mojave and Windows 10 in order to integrate with any DAW system. This applies to both the original stereo+surround version, as well as the new stereo-only version.
Free Update For Existing Users
More good news is that version 4.1 is a free update to existing users. For new users, pricing starts at $99. You can find more pricing details, including upgrades from stereo-only in the RTW online store.
More About RTW Metering Plug-ins
Check out these free tutorials on the Loudness Tools and Mastering Tools Plug-in Suites from RTW that our own loudness guru Mike Thornton made a couple of years ago.