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Offline Syntho

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Best Metering Plugins For Techs?
« on: August 07, 2022, 06:21:11 AM »
I don't know if this was ever a thing, but was there ever a set of plugins or general software applications geared more toward techs? I'm talking really good peak/RMS meters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, tone generators, Wow and flutter meters, etc. I at least need some good metering software for fixing up some outboard gear - testing the input/output levels etc.

I've got a Powermac 9600 with System 7 and OS8.6, some Pro Tools TDM cards, a G4 with OS9 and OSX 10.5 or so, and a 1ghz G4 laptop with OS9 and OSX. That covers a good bit of ground. I currently don't use anything other than TDM really but I can buy a little interface and switch to whatever if the software is worth it, on any of the rigs I just mentioned.

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Re: Best Metering Plugins For Techs?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2022, 02:26:51 PM »
spectrafoo.

but which is to my knowlegde standalone-only in OS9. (later had protools plug)
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Re: Best Metering Plugins For Techs?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2022, 02:10:13 AM »
What Spectrafoo version is Mac OS 9 compatible?
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Best Metering Plugins For Techs?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2022, 05:44:26 AM »
up to 3.0.x
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Re: Best Metering Plugins For Techs?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2022, 08:39:08 AM »
Does Spectafoo work? I have never had it work in OS9
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Re: Best Metering Plugins For Techs?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2022, 01:46:41 AM »
Check this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9R0wpgOz-p0

This stock Logic plug-in is all I use when checking levels on things. The reason I liked it, besides it being included with Logic Pro X, is that it has a Peak/RMS mode which not only shows you the meters, but shows a numerical value of the RMS and the Peak. It goes down to a tenth of a dB (0.1dB) which was very useful for adjusting pots on gear.

Is there another plug-in like that? Even if itís stock. Iím not sure something that good came out back then.

I canít find Spectrafoo and I donít know if I want to keep downloading a bunch of packages to see if they are set up like the one I posted above.
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Re: Best Metering Plugins For Techs?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2022, 10:38:18 PM »
what tdm cards running what version
of pro tools?
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Re: Best Metering Plugins For Techs?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2022, 01:22:51 AM »
I have cards that can run anything from PT4 24bit through the latest Mix stuff on OSX.

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Re: Best Metering Plugins For Techs?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2022, 06:01:41 AM »
so session 8 mac piggybacked to mix core?
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Re: Best Metering Plugins For Techs?
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2022, 09:12:59 AM »
Yeah but I can also just use VST, if that happens to have the better meters.

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Re: Best Metering Plugins For Techs?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2022, 03:07:48 PM »
just got a rig buying the software atm

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