Three meters apart - two flashy, one useful

  • Tech
  • 19:38
  • 2020-11-29
  • 2020-12-5
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In this one, I'm looking at three audio meters designed for entertainment rather than accuracy. One of them even does something useful.

00:00 Intro
00:42 Item 1
02:45 Item 2
07:49 Item 3
15:59 Summary
18:49 Credits

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NOTE - The items shown in this video aren’t calibrated audio loudness meters. The user controlled Gain control* and AGC show that these devices are designed for entertainment rather than accuracy. These are audio toys - but I'm fine with that, however if professional calibrated accuracy is more your thing, here are two such devices that I’ve featured previously:
Dorrough Loudness Monitor
RTW 1206

* The ‘Gain’ controls on the devices I’ve shown just affect the behaviour of the display, these are not amplifiers - the audio is unaffected

On Walkman
Youtube Music Library:
Beyond - TrackTribe
75 & Lower - DJ Williams
Come Vibe With Me - Patrick Patrikios
Come and Get It! - Dan Lebowitz
On Physical Media
Richard Houghten -
Anders Enger Jensen -

Q) Why are there comments from a week ago when this video has just gone live today?
A) Patrons usually have early access to videos. I'll show the first version of a video on Patreon and often the feedback I get results in a video going through further revisions to improve it. e.g. Fix audio issues, clarify points, add extra footage or cut extraneous things out. The video that goes live on youtube is the final version.

Q) Why is there a picture of a cheese sandwich on screen at the beginning?
A) A while ago I coined the phrase ‘A cheese sandwich video’ to describe a simple video that’s exactly what it is and nothing more - just like a cheese sandwich is a sandwich containing cheese.

A cheese sandwich video is simpler video that doesn’t take weeks to assemble. It’s usually a brief demonstration of one item.

If you see a cheese sandwich image pop up at the start of a video - it's a sign to expect a less complicated and elaborate video. Sometimes all a product needs (or deserves) is a simple demonstration - and that’s where the ‘cheese sandwich‘ video comes in.

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