Sound Level Meter Software?

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  1. ErikP

    ErikP Extra

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    Anyone heard if someone's come up with any software that can measure sound levels using a microphone plugged into your PC? I did a quick search for "sound level" and "spl" at shareware.com but came up with zilch!

    Just curious. . .
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Search the internet for "RTA" or Real Time Analysis. Nothing does simple sound-levels on a PC.
    There are several PC-based packages that will sample from a microphone and do all sorts of things. These include:
    Seven Shades - Designed for installers to equalize the sound in a car or home music system.
    Spectra Plus - Used by the SVS guys to analize both bass content of movies and their subs as they tweek things.
    Guy Kuy recommends:
     
  3. BruceD

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    I have been using ETF for the last year and can absolutely recommend it. It has improved the sound in my listening room more than any other single piece of equipment.
    ETF also sells a calibrated mic+preamp, but I built my own battery powered preamp with a calibrated mic.
    Here is the site that describes the preamp and mic:
    mic and preamp
    BruceD
     

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