SoundMeter X

Dis­cover if your sound lev­els mea­sure up

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Free/Pro from $0.99 monthly From Faber Acous­ti­cal, faber­a­cous­ti­cal.com Made For iPhone, iPad, Ap­ple Watch Needs iOS 10.0 or later With SoundMeter X, you can turn your cell into a por­ta­ble sound level me­ter.

The free ver­sion sup­ports time ex­po­nen­tial weighted sound lev­els, Lp, with flat fre­quency weight­ing and fast time weight­ing (LpAF). That’s plenty for most users, but a sub­scrip­tion adds a raft of ad­di­tional fea­tures in­clud­ing data log­ging, Leq and Lx sound lev­els, and sup­port for up to eight chan­nels.

On Ap­ple Watch, SoundMeter X acts as a re­mote con­trol for sound lev­els, so you can tap play to see your cho­sen me­ter up­date in real time. There’s only one view avail­able with the free ver­sion, but you can view or con­trol oc­tave, recorder, sig­nal gen­er­a­tor, and dose options with a Pro sub­scrip­tion.

Sadly, the watchOS app doesn’t ac­tu­ally use the Watch’s mic — sound level mea­sure­ments can only be taken from the iPhone mic or com­pat­i­ble ex­ter­nal audio de­vice. the bot­tom line. A use­ful tool for engi­neers/mu­si­cians, but the free ver­sion is lim­ited.

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