Inspector, a free metering plugin

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!

2 Comments

Although i’m also waiting on the final WDM release of RME’s driver, i don’t understand why you are this critical about RME driver support in public.

I think you could give RME some credit just for updating their drivers this often and always with exceptional stability in the final release. I bought my Hammerfall DSP 4 years ago and support has always been fabulous. Driver updates always bring new functionality to their old devices. Name one company, besides Propellerheads which is “just” a software developer, that provides such serious and high quality support to their old customers.

Sorry for this “serious” reaction on a topic about metering plugins, but it is just something that bothered me a bit. I understand you’re eager to use the WDM driver, good thing, so report your problems and they will probably get it fixed in the end.

Cheers
Arnoud

I have reported my issues to RME. So hopefully the issues will be fixed soon because WDM support is a must.

I give RME credit for updating their drivers, but often.. no. I am waiting for WDM support for a real long time. I bought an Echo Indigo (stable drivers too!) over a year ago and it supports WDM since… day one?

But sure I don’t want to give RME a hard time. I am sure they will create some stable WDM-drivers some day soon…

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