The perfect audio toolbox for music creation and sound for picture, Clarity M helps you make those crucial mix and mastering decisions.
- Stereo and 5.1 Audio Meter for Mixing, Mastering and Post Production
- 7" High Resolution Display for Precision Metering
- USB Connection for Seamless Plug-In Metering
Meter with Precision
Naturally no piece of equipment can replace your ears, but precise metering allows you to visually confirm specific details about your mix, making the process of setting optimum signal levels both quicker and easier.
With the Clarity M you get a wealth of dedicated meters, that can greatly help you improve your mix - and with the 7" high-resolution screen, you are sure to always get maximum precision and definition in the readouts.
By providing you with both that quick overview and the ever-important fine points at a glance, the precision meters of the Clarity M is perfectly suited for any mixing or mastering job - whether it's for music, picture or drama.
Free Your DAW
Most plug-ins, like reverbs and compressors, you only fire up a few times during a session; you adjust the appropriate parameters and close the plug-in once you're done in order to save precious screen real-estate.
Your metering tools, however, need to be in plain sight at all times. The Clarity M connects seamlessly with your DAW workflow via a USB connection and allows you to get precise readouts from any output, you need.
With the visual feedback of your mix pushed to a permanent screen, you no longer need to move plug-in windows around to have both your sequencer, effects and meters visible. Clarity M is quite simply the perfect integration of two worlds.
Gallo: "Essential for any dynamic mix"
Chief engineer Anthony "Rocky" Gallo has worked on killer material from artists such as John Legend, Norah Jones and Cat Power.
We met up with him in his New York studio to get his thoughts on Clarity M and the importance of metering.
A Professional Audio Toolbox
Unparalleled in functions, the Clarity M provides a veritable
audio toolbox to help you make the right mix and mastering
decisions, and with the high resolution LCD display, your readout
will always be crisp and clear - in any studio environment.
Clarity M Meter Overview
Clarity M - Rear Overview
Ready for Any DAW
Clarity M supports plug-in metering via all modern plug-in standards, giving you the freedom to work with any DAW you prefer.
Pro Tools (AAX Native)
Cubase, Nuendo, Wavelab, Premiere and more (VST)
Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro (Audio Units)
Seamless DAW Integration
Bridging the gap between the hardware and software worlds, Clarity M lets you easily insert the routing plug-in anywhere in your DAW and enjoy the pristine readout on your Clarity M. With this unique feature you get hassle-free integration with your workflow in ProTools or any other DAW - for both stereo and 5.1 projects.
While the Clarity M is an exceptional stand-alone desktop meter, it also connects seamlessly with your DAW workflow through our innovative plug-in metering.
The Clarity M provides a wealth of digital connectivity.
Our custom breakout cable (included) hosts 6 channels of unbalanced AES3 digital audio, that connects to your external mixing desk, console or audio interface for broadcast-grade 5.1 metering.
Clarity M also provides a stereo optical input that lets you connect your audio interface through TOSlink for maximum flexibility.
Reset with a Tap
With the custom breakout cable included with the Clarity M, you can hook up a two-button footswitch for easy resetting of the meter as well as for triggering play and pause.
It also allows you to monitor indications of overload to external equipment.
A Myriad of Mounting Options
Suited for any studio environment, the Clarity M gives you a wide array of mounting options.
Out of the box it includes an integrated stand, making it easy to place on any desktop.
On the back of the Clarity M you'll find a pair of mounting holes, that provide compatibility with third party mounts such as the ones from RAM Mounts.
NOTE: Check our "tech specs" page for links to the most commonly used RAM Mounts solutions for Clarity M.
(RAM Mounts are not included with your meter, but can be purchased from rammount.com)
Perfect For Music
With its powerful suite of dedicated stereo tools, the Clarity M is the ultimate metering extension for music production and mixing.
Based on our industry-standard loudness algorithms, the deviation meter helps you avoid bad mix-down surprises, ensuring that your mix sounds great no matter how it's played back.
The correlation meter lets you easily identify phase issues and other anomalies, and with the RTA you can monitor frequencies outside your hearing range and easily pinpoint where your mix is mudding up.
Keeping It Consistent
We all know the experience - listening to the radio or watching TV when suddenly a loud commercial jumps out, sending you grabbing for the volume control.
By taking the guesswork out of loudness, the Clarity M makes sure your levels are steady and helps your reduce level jumps between programs or tracks.
Fully compliant with all major broadcast standards - both global and local - it allows you to mix with confidence, always knowing that your mixes are ready for broadcast.
- Professional stereo and 5.1 audio meter for mixing, mastering and post production
- Compliant with all major broadcast standards including ITU BS.1770-4, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, TR-B32 and OP-59
- State-of-the-art True-Peak Meter identifies clipping in DACs, CODECs and downstream filters
- 7" high resolution LCD display for precision metering in all studio environments
- 6 input channels of unbalanced AES3 digital audio on 75 Ohm BNC connectors for broadcast-grade 5.1 metering
- Downmix compliance meter based on TC ELECTRONICs industry-standard loudness measurement algorithms
- USB connection for hassle-free VST, Audio Units and AAX plug-in metering
- Legendary LM6 Loudness Radar Meter provides all essential loudness monitoring information on a single screen
- High accuracy real time analyzer with 1/3 octave resolution and individual band zoom
Tony Maserati on Clarity M
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"Commissioner" Gordon Williams talks Clarity M
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Anthony Rocky Gallo sizes up Clarity M
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Clarity M Reviews
A very elegant, attractive and effective loudness-metering system with TC Electronic’s radar loudness history display, an RTA, true-peak metering, numerical readouts of all relevant programme loudness parameters, and useful down mix loudness deviation and correlation meters. (...) If you’re in the market for a hardware loudness meter the Clarity M has to be very high on the shortlist of contenders.
As a standalone unit, the Clarity M frees up valuable screen space, making both the mixing and mastering processes more accessible. (9/10 stars)Check out the full review by MusicTech
With the TC Electronic you get a solid loudness meter with all the standard readouts, including an analyser, which convinces with its multiple digital inputs and 5.1 surround capabilities - at a reasonable price. (4/5 stars)Check out the full review by Bonedo
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