With this plugin, written for SAWStudio, you can accurately measure peak and loudness levels of audio signals, at one scale. The measurement system is the K-System, from Bob Katz, mastering engineer and founder of Digido mastering studio.
During the development period of this plugin Bob Katz was very helpful in providing information. The end product closely follows the K-system specifications.
The Sonoris Meter features an oversampling peakmeter mode. In this mode the meter catches intersample peaks that can cause ear fatiguing sound when audio is played on consumer CD players.
Many CD players have inferior D/A converters with little headroom that will distort with samples above the clip level. These peaks occur when the audio is clipped (read squashed / limited) or otherwise digitally manipulated (eg.
VSTi's). In oversampling mode the Sonoris Meter models the D/A conversion proces and allows for maximizing the level but avoiding this distortion.