DROffline

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DROffline :: Software

MAAT’s DROffline is the entry level batch measurement companion application to our original DRMeter real time DR estimator plug-in.

Price: $15

Truly the Only Way to Measure DR

MAAT’s DROffline batch measurement app is the only software that generates official DR readings. Offering essential options for musically justified, file–based metering, DROffline includes DR dynamic range, SPPM Peak and RMS amplitude. One file can be evaluated, or an entire directory can be measured in batch mode.

What is DR?

The DR algorithm, akin to PLR (Peak–to–Loudness Ratio) or “crest factor,” specifically measures the dynamic density or lack of dynamics caused by overly aggressive dynamic compression and limiting. Although the companion DRMeter provides an estimate of the "official" DR Value, only the DROffline utility can generate official values, which are cumulative over the entire length of a song. Only DROffline can scrub through an entire song or track, resulting in an official DR number.
The complete DR metering system, composed of the realtime DRMeter plus the DROffline batch processor, was created by Friedemann Tischmeyer to address the need to generate a repeatable, easy to understand numeric value. Seeing a meaningful and easy to understand indication of dynamic range inspires users to back away from hyper compression.

Is there a good reason to use DR?

Unlike R128 and BS. 1770 meters, DR measures dynamic range from the perspective of a music engineer’s needs. In contrast, R128 and 1770 are designed to control loudness for commercials, not measure dynamic range for music, especially pop music. DR isn’t designed for broadcast loudness control, it’s purpose is to gauge the amount of dynamic range reduction, or the absence of dynamic range contrast. Designed by a member of the EBU ploud committee, the same body that created R128, DR informs an engineer about how much the mix is being or has been “stepped on,” dynamic range-wise, not about “will it pass through a broadcast chain without loudness reduction?”

Buy It & Help Us Grow

As an introduction to everyone in the audio community, we’re offering this rather useful utility at a very reasonable price. Thanks for visiting, and stay tuned for the upcoming, upgradable DRMeterMkII, which features all modern metering algorithms, including True Peak Level and Loudness Units compliant with EBU R128 and ATSC A/85. We hope to be working with you more in the future, drop by often to see what’s new!

Not Only The Doctor Has a Companion

The MAAT DROffline release is MAAT’s second step in bringing forward the legacy of the PMF’s legendary TT Dynamic Range metering system, which was certainly the most popular metering plug—in of the last decade. DROffline has be modernized to work with current version of Windows and macOS operating systems.
The companion DRMeter is a plug-in that generates approximate DR values when applied to the loudest passages in a track. Due to its realtime operation, it cannot measure official DR values, but it can estimate DR while you work. To download your copy of DRMeter, head over to ... DRMeter

Reviews & Testimonials

MogwaiBoy on GearSlutz…

““Got it - love it! Works a treat. Drag and drop is a breeze. Can output text file reports too.”

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Features & Specifications

Features

Official DR, SPPM, RMS, File/Batch Process

Supporting

24 bit WAV, AIFF & FLAC file types
Sample rates from 44.1 to 384 kHz

License

Perpetual

Requirements

macOS 10.8 and newer / Windows 7 and newer, 32 & 64 bit

DROffline

Price: $15