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TC Electronic Clarity M

Desktop Audio Meter
Published July 2017
By Hugh Robjohns

TC Electronic Clarity M

This hardware meter includes USB interfacing and a plug-in for convenient DAW integration.

With the industry-wide drift towards loudness normalisation, we must all be acquainted with the appropriate metering tools. While there are countless variations available as third-party plug-ins and, increasingly, as built-in options for many DAWs, sometimes a hardware meter makes more practical sense. This is especially true in live broadcast mixing situations (a core market for TC Electronic), but it’s also useful for DAW-based setups, where it can free up screen real estate, the demands on which are not inconsiderable these days!

Not only have TC Electronic built up a great deal of experience in loudness metering, but the company played a leading role in the development of the international loudness normalisation standards. They also invented a bespoke and unique ‘radar’ loudness-history display, which I think is one of the more elegant solutions.

TC Electronic’s new Clarity M hardware meter draws all this experience and technology together in a very neat and capable seven-inch desktop meter system, designed...

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Published July 2017