ORBAN Loudness Meter

ORBAN Meter

This software simultaneously displays instantaneous peaks, VU, PPM, CBS Technology Center loudness, and ITU BS.1770 loudness. All meters include peak-hold functionality that makes the peak indications of the meters easy to see.

The software accepts two-channel stereo inputs. The VU and PPM meters are split to indicate the left and right channels. The PPM meter also displays the instantaneous peak values of the L and R digital samples. ~ Hydrogen Audio

Source: ORBAN Loudness Meter

 

gnudb.org ~ CD metadata database

gnudb.org ~ a new home for the freedb database

How to use gnudb.org:

Configure your CDDB or freedb-aware software to point to gnudb.gnudb.org as your CDDB / freedb-server.

All official gnudb servers are running cddbp at port 8880 and http at port 80

The path for http-access is /~cddb/cddb.cgi

Access a xmcd file directly when you know the genre and discid at:

http://www.gnudb.org/gnudb/genre/discid

Example ~ http://www.gnudb.org/gnudb/rock/390f1215

Source: gnudb.org CD database

Foobar2000 – Hierarchical Playlists Using Playlist Organizer (foo_plorg)

The Playlist Organizer component allows playlists to be organized into folders.

  1. Install the foo_plorg component
  2. Create a new panel, add playlist organizer

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Importing playlists using foo_plorg and foo_playlist_revive

  1. Drag and drop a playlist file(s) on Playlist Organizer panel
  2. Install foo_playlist_revive
  3. Select Edit > Revive Dead Items

Note: The imported playlist will have the same name as the original playlist filename.

Resources:

Playlist Organizer foo_plorg)-Hydrogenaudio
foo_playlist_revive – Hydrogenaudio
Foobar2000 – How to install a component

REW – Room EQ Wizard – Freeware Acoustic Analysis

aftereq500h

REW is free room acoustics analysis software for measuring and analyzing room and loudspeaker responses. The audio analysis features of REW help you optimize the acoustics of your listening room, studio or home theater and find the best locations for your speakers, subwoofers and listening position.

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Plugin

Convolver – A Convolution Plugin

Balanced Versus Unbalanced Audio Interconnects

Clearly, the available literature prescribes balanced interconnection as the absolute best way to interconnect audio equipment. The use of entirely balanced interconnection with both ends of the shield connected to chassis ground at the point of entry provides the best available performance.

Source: Grounding and Shielding Audio Devices

Foobar2000 & Discogs – foo_discogs

Add to, and greatly extend, the information in your music files by using the foo_discogs component to tag albums with Discogs information. Once the additional Discogs release information is stored in the song tags, it’s possible to search for catalog numbers, secondary artists or studios, etc. You can now also create toolbar buttons which open the corresponding artist or release pages in Discogs, the artist’s own website or other links.

foobar - foo_discogs - resulting tags
Files tagged with Discogs information

      1. Install foo_discogs
      2. Configure foo_discogs (Tagging/Discogs/Configuration)
      3. In Foobar, select an entire album on a playlist
      4. Right click and select Tagging
      5. From the submenu select Discogs
      6. Then select Write Tags…
      7. Click Search then select the correct match and click Next
      8. Confirm that the tracks match the files and click Write tags

Your audio files should now be tagged with the additional Discogs metadata.

VU Meter – Linux – Standalone

meters

PeppyMeter is a software VU Meter written in Python. It was originally developed as the new ‘VU Meter’ screensaver for Peppy Player. With minor modifications it became a stand-alone application. PeppyMeter gets audio data from media players (e.g. mpd) via fifo and displays current volume level in a Graphical User Interface in the form of a traditional VU Meter.

PeppyMeter
Forum: diyAudio