A good metering system is an engineer’s best friend. I am using RME’s digiCHECK for years now and I still love it. In fact it is probably the reason why I never sold my RME Hammerfall. I do like the Hammerfall’s sound, but WDM-support is still lacking. The new WDM beta-drivers are still not okay, but fingers crossed: let’s hope they will be stable soon.
To make a long story short: there are alternative metering systems available. One of them: Roger Nichols Inspector. It’s a free plugin and it seems to work just fine. Peak and RMS values can be shown at the same time. Unfortunately no K-system metering adjustments, but overall it feels like a great plugin.
And for those of you who don’t know anything about Roger: do a search on his name, or on Steely Dan. I think Roger is one of the best engineers around and I am still impressed by most of the records he did with Steely Dan, Aja for example.
Go ahead, check out Inspector!