tc electronic Clarity M Stereo

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Desktop Audio Meter

  • Stereo Audio Meter for Mixing, Mastering and Post Production
  • 7" High Resolution Display (800x480) for accurate viewing
  • USB connection for smooth plug-in integration
  • Supports AU, VST & AAX plug-ins and all major broadcast standards including ITU BS.1770-4, ATSC A / 85, EBU R128, TR-B32 and OP-59
  • Power consumption: 12 V DC / 0.5 A
  • Dimension (WxHxD): 182 x 140 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 0.85 kg
  • Incl. power supply, USB cable (1 meter) and bracket for table installation

Features:

  • Vectorscope for detailed L / R analysis
  • Real Time Analyzer
  • Balance O-meter for L / R and M / S
  • Correlation display for phase problems
  • True Peak Meter
  • LM6 Loudness Radar

Connections:

  • Stereo 96 kHz AES3 digital audio at 75 Ohm BNC connection for broadcast measurement
  • Optical S / PDIF input stereo (Toslink)
  • USB 2.0 (Micro Type B)
Available since January 2019
Item number 451411
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Amount of channels 2
Analogue Inputs None
Correlation Meter Yes
Display LCD
Design Desktop
$279
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Digital audio meter

The TC Electronic Clarity M Stereo is an audio meter that allows the level and frequency of digital stereo signals to be precisely analysed. Its 7", 800 x 480 pixel high-resolution LCD screen provides a clear visualisation of a range of different analytical tools and essential parameters in the production of audio material. These include the M6 Loudness Radar, which gives the user an overview of the loudness history for an adjustable period of time, and a state-of-the-art true peak meter that identifies inter-sample peaks. An RTA (real time analyser) for frequency analysis, a vector scope, a balance-o-meter, and a range of further metering options for loudness, correlation, and potential deviations during mono downmixing are also on board. Incidentally, the TC Electronic Clarity M Stereo shown here is the smaller sibling of the company's larger Clarity M model, which also provides surround sound capabilities.

Convenient metering in plug-in mode

The TC Electronic Clarity M Stereo can be connected directly to a computer via USB, which allows the user to conveniently meter on any track in their DAW using a range of different VST, AU, and AAX-format plug-ins. As an alternative to using a USB connection, the TC Electronic Clarity M Stereo can also be operated via a conventional AES3 (an RCA adapter for broadcast-grade metering is included in the scope of delivery) or via an optical Toslink interface. The Clarity M Stereo is also compliant with all commonly used broadcast standards, including ITU BS.1770-4, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, TR-B32, and OP-59.

For recording, mixing, mastering, and post-production

High-precision metering using a dedicated display makes sense in every stage of the audio production process, and that is what users get with the TC Electronic Clarity M Stereo. Coherent gain staging during the initial recording process, for example, is much easier to achieve if the user can regularly check the gain and loudness levels. And during the mixing, mastering, and especially post-production stages, the meter's visual feedback is extremely helpful in analysing the loudness, frequency spectrum, and stereo field width of the mix. What is more, the Clarity M Stereo's relatively affordable purchase price means that professional users are not the only ones who may find this an interesting solution.

About TC Electronic

The Danish company TC Electronic has been known for its innovative products for many years. It was founded in 1976 by brothers Kim and John Rishøj in Aarhus. The company first made a name for itself with the SCF, a stereo chorus/flanger pedal for guitar. Studio equipment followed during the 80s and 90s, notably the legendary TC2290 digital delay in 19-inch rack format. Since the 2000s, TC Electronic has greatly enriched the guitar and bass scene with amplifiers, cabinets, combos, and effects pedals. Here too, TC's innovative spirit is in evidence, for example with its TonePrint technology and the first polyphonic guitar tuner. TC Electronic has been part of Music Tribe since 2015.

An everyday helper in the studio

As a digital audio meter that can be easily connected via USB and monitor every track in the user's DAW, the TC Electronic Clarity M Stereo is sure to become an integral part of their music or multimedia production workflow and a useful tool in their day-to-day processes: For example, working with reference mixes and matching loudness levels is made significantly easier. The RTA's frequency diagramme additionally simplifies the process of clearing up the frequency spectrum, e.g. the low end, when monitoring conditions are not as good as they could be, and even when the producer wants to let their own ears make the final decision, the visualisations provided by the Clarity M Stereo of its various analytical tools will still provide a helpful point of reference.

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Jf
Great LUFS-meter
Johnny from Norway 09.08.2021
Due to COVID-19 I ended up doing a lot more streaming audio, and therefore I needed a product like this. I ended up with the TC Clarity as it had most of the features I needed.
Unfortunately there is no analog input on this device, which is unfortunate when I often have to deliver an analog signal to the streaming engineers, but it is still a great reference even though it might not give me the exact output-level at all times. As long as your mixer has AES output you're good.
Also remember that shows in Logic Pro where the TC plugin is inserted might crash the whole program if the device isn't connected. For this reason I bought the Youlean meter in addition, as it won't crash my Mac for DAW-sessions.
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Does exactly what it's designed for...
Matt Gwinnutt 08.02.2022
Since upgrading my audio interface setup with the TC Electronic Clarity M my live streaming audio has improved drastically. I can visually see the correct levels and compress etc on the fly. My bus mixes and raw recordings have also improved a lot with the use of visualisations where I can see the sweet spot before clipping. I love this product and also the fact you can mount it to any desk/wall etc with a ball socket ram mount. It's simply the best solution for anyone with a home studio looking for a visual aide when recording, mixing, mastering or going live.
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Its is Perfect
Marco Lima 02.08.2023
Powerfull tool for mixers and producers.
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Utile mais pas que !
Barbut 04.12.2021
Très chouette comme aperçu pour le mastering, ou même pour vérifier sa largeur stéréo, il est désormais constamment allumé quand je fais du son !

L'afficheur fréquentiel est pas super bon mais le Vectorscope et l'indicateur de LOUDNESS sont les seuls features vraiment nécéssaire.

Je recommande pour les gens qui montent un petit studio et qui ont de quoi mettre de l'argent dans un outil ainsi. Ca reste un gadget mais un gadget utile dans son ensemble.
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