RTW has released v4.0 software for its Loudness Tools and Mastering Tools plug-ins.
Version 4.0 adds support for Mac OS-X 10.11 El Capitan, and provides new functionality that includes a selectable 12th-octave RTA, the implementation of cinema loudness standards (TASA and SAWA), and a freely scalable display. Also with v4.0, Loudness Tools and Mastering Tools software can be operated as stand-alone versions on both Mac and PC.
‘The software updates for our Masterclass range were designed to provide our users more options to adapt our comprehensive and easy-to-use audio monitoring solutions to the way they like to work,’ says RTW CEO, Andreas Tweitmann. ‘The upgrade to v4.0 makes our Masterclass plug-ins compatible with more operating systems and increases the functionality for all audio professionals that need to meet certain loudness standards and are concerned about noise control.’
Loudness Tools and Mastering Tools are part of RTW’s Masterclass range that provides RTW hardware meters as software. By transferring the analyser tools to plug-ins that require no additional hardware, RTW has made its tools more available to musicians, radio producers and audio/video engineers who need to meet loudness specifications required by TV and radio broadcasters.
Loudness Tools features metering and loudness displays for mono, stereo, multichannel and surround applications (eight channels maximum). All standard sampling rates up to 96kHz, including all widely used PPM and TruePeak measurements and scales, are also incorporated into the software.
Mastering Tools consists of extensive analysis and display functions for mastering, metering and loudness measurements from single-channel up to multichannel applications. These include a wide range of PPM scales and displays, vu appearance, TruePPM measurements, vectorscope, Surround Sound Analyzer and RTA.