personally I find the K-Meters in Elephant 3 to be too fast (too small window?). Also the scale isn't really following the recommendations by Bob Katz, see
The scale is linear-decibel from the top of scale to at least -24 dB, with marks at 1 dB increments except the top 2 decibels have additional marks at 1/2 dB intervals. Below -24 dB, the scale is non-linear to accomodate required marks at -30, -40, -50, -60. Optional additional marks through -70 and below . Both the peak and averaging sections are calibrated with sine wave to ride on the same numeric scale. Optional (recommended): A "10X" expanded scale mode, 0.1 dB per step, for calibration with test tone.
Peak section of the meter:
The peak section is always a flat response, representing the true (1 sample) peak level, regardless of which averaging meter is used. An additional pointer above the moving peak represents the highest peak in the previous 10 seconds. A peak hold/release button on the meter changes this pointer to an infinite high peak hold until released. The meter has a fast rise time (aka integration time) of one digital sample, and a slow fall time, ~3 seconds to fall 26 dB. An adjustable and resettable OVER counter is highly recommended, counting the number of contiguous samples that reach full scale.
Yes, they are not K-meters. They only offer K-biasing. Unfortunately, we do not have Bob here to argue, but I'm not interested in having an exagerrated fall time, and I do not see any need in "compressed" lower level scale since it is close to be useless - you can only tell if there's silence or not. As for the calibration scale, I agree it can be useful, but it's out of the scope of processing plug-in meters. 10 second (including infinite time) peak sample hold also has a questionable value.
Once again, I'm voting myself for 4-level meters (having 1ms, 10ms, 100ms and 1000ms integration times) with 1 second peak sample hold and will be working on implementing such metering on a wider scale.
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