SpectraFoo Complete SA OSX


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World Class Signal Metering & Analysis Software - Ideal for Live Sound & Mixing - Standalone OS X

World Class Metering & Analysis for Live SoundMetric Halos SpectraFoo provides all of the tools todays digital projects demand. Whether you are a live sound engineer a studio mixer you need the power that Foo provides. Including standards-based level metering high-speed high-resolution spectral analysis the unique Phase Torch correlation metering triggerable waveform display power balancing a variety of power envelope spectral histories phase analysis on any number of input output channels the SpectraFoo range is absolutely essential for broadcast production critical mixing & mastering.SpectraFoo is used around the world for analysis in mixing mastering acoustic analysis live audio electronics.By using features like:- Windowsets: Arrange any combination of analysis instruments however you want save commonly used combinations recall them on the fly via menu keycommand- Link groups: Selectively link controls of multiple instruments; for example have all level meters display using the same scaling control the frequency range of several Spectragraphs with a single slider- Massively multichannel: Up to 24 independent analysis channelsSpectraFoo allows you to create unique combinations of analysis instruments to fit your needs whatever they may be. One tool many uses.SpectraFoo Complete FeaturesSpectraFoo has been designed to provide all of the tools you need for a powerful suite of digital meters with all of the resolution of hardware meters at a fraction of the price. With more than 15 individual metering tools SpectraFoo gives you all of the information you need to analyze prepare your audio for production performance mastering broadcast.SpectraFoo Complete was created for live sound engineers mixing engineers. Including tools to measure your acoustic environment verify the behavior of your external digital devices SpectraFoo Complete provides all of the features included in Metric Halos SpectraFoo Standard PLUS the following:Full featured world-class signal generator:SpectraFoo Complete has a high-resolution multi-tone multi-noise sweepable burstable signal generator. The generator is capable of running in real-time alternatively striping signal into a capture into an AIFF SDII file. The interface to the signal generator is numerical which makes it very precise�� Provides high resolution 24-bit distortion free signal generation�� Up to 9 simultaneous sine sweeps�� Pink White noise generation�� Burst Generation�� FFT synchronized sine generation�� Direct generation to audio I/O captures filesTransfer Function Measurement System: For live sound equipment testing any application where you need to analyze the characteristics of acoustical electrical audio systems SpectraFoo Completes built in transfer function display shows you the relative power phase response between the left right channels. Using Metric Halos Music Based Measurementô the source signal is the input to some audio processing arrangement the response signal is the measured output of the system making music your “test tone”. SpectraFoo uses the source signal as a point of reference the transfer function display shows the differences in amplitude phase between the source response as function of frequency.This allows you to measure the properties of audio processing systems including systems that contain acoustic elements. You can determine the amplitude phase response of an equalizer in the presence of musical signal as easily as measuring the sound coloration of an acoustic space.SpectraFoo provides a Delay Detection Feature to properly measure the power phase of the response signal relative to the source signal as the source signal must be delayed to time-align it with the response signal. The delay finder records a segment of both signals computes the correlation of the signals with each other. By moving the cursor to the largest correlation of the two signals you set the system delay compensate for the measurement delay time-aligning the two signals.Capture Static Analysis system: Allows you to record directly into SpectraFoos RAM based capture system�� Provides loop playback�� Allows you to open sound files for detailed analysisRecord selections of audio into the computer’s RAM perform incredibly detailed non-realtime analysis. All captures are referenced to the timecode of the source material. Captures may be initiated manually can be triggered automatically either with a level-based trigger a time-based trigger. All recording is controlled initiated by three basic capture modes that you may use:1. ManualUse manual mode to record on the fly. Click the record button to start recording click it again to stop recording.2. Timecode-based auto-punchUse timecode-based auto-punch to record a segment of audio that starts at a particular time ends at another time. This is like the auto- punch feature of many tape decks. Simply type the start end times into the punch in punch out fields click the Record button. SpectraFoo will arm its auto-punch mechanism wait until the timecode clock matches the punch-in time. It will then record until the timecode clock matches the punch-out time automatically stop.3. Level-based auto-punch.Use level-based auto-punch to start stop recording based on the volume of the audio being monitored.This is great for capturing individual drum beats for capturing entire songs. A specific example of the usefulness of level-based captures is when you are trying to determine the optimal placement of microphones on a drum kit. When coupled with the Auto Arm feature level-based punches can be used to capture individual drum beats in a hands-free way allowing you to devote your attention to placing the mic while still benefiting from SpectraFoo’s analysis.When Data Slicing is enabled the realtime instruments display the data which lies underneath the current position of the cursor. If you drag the cursor around in the overview window the realtime instruments will continuously update to reflect the current cursor position. If you replay the capture the realtime rack will continuously update in sync with the playback.Code-Level Metering:Three different kinds of bit meters for monitoring the low level audio bitstreams:- Bit Range Meter: Displays the range of sample codes exercised in the assigned channel of each time slice. It shows the activity in each bit of the sample word shows you which bits are being exercised.- Bit Scope: Displays a list of the codes of all of the samples in the time slice. This allows you to see low-level activity in the signal stuck bits DC offsets the like. Each time the display is updated all of the sample in the time slice are shown. The number of samples in the time slice are determined by the I/O hardware’s buffer size. The samples are displayed starting with the first sample in the time-slice in the upper left hand corner of the instrument. Each successive sample is place under the previous one until the bottom of the column is reached. The next sample is placed at the top of the next column.- Bit Matrix Meter (Instantaneous Snapshot):Pinpoint problems with processing algorithms in your data stream test design DSP algorithms with this comprehensive readout. The Bit Matrix Meter is designed to work with 16-bit delivery media only utilizes the top 16 bits of the samples in the signal. The meter takes the 16-bit samples divides them into two groups: the most significant byte (MSB) which is the top 8 bits the least significant byte (LSB) which is the bottom 8 bits. For each sample these groups are then converted to horizontal (MSB) vertical (LSB) offsets into a 256×256 pixel matrix.Bit Matrix Meter (Accumulation Snapshot): Switch the Bit Matrix Meter into Accumulation Mode display the aggregate utilization of the code space. The accumulation mode does not erase the bit matrix with each new time-slice this accumulates a picture of all of the sample code that have been exercised by the signal. This snapshot shows us that while most of the codespace is exercised by the signal the top 3dB so is pretty sparse. This indicates that we could compress this signal with a pretty hard ratio a 3dB threshold introduce very little distortion.