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DR14 T.meter - A tool to find the dynamic range of your music albums

Dr14 T.meter is an open source command line tool that computes the dynamic range of your music files.

It’s the tool I use to create reports for all the FLAC albums of music library.

Installing it in Archlinux is very easy:

yaourt -S dr14_tmeter

To create a report for an album you need the following command:

dr14_tmeter /path/to/album/

What is really nice about it this program, is that one can use it recursively in order to create dynamic range reports for multiple albums at once:

dr14_tmeter -r /path/to/album/library/

The result of these commands is a file within the album directory named dr14.txt.

Here is an example of such a file:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------	
 Analyzed: Vultures /  Artist: 1000mods
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------	
DR	Peak	RMS	Duration	Title [codec]	
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------	
 DR6	 -0.16 dB	 -6.83 dB	5:28	01 - Claws 	 [flac]	
 DR6	 -0.13 dB	 -6.58 dB	3:46	02 - Big Beautiful 	 [flac]	
 DR6	 -0.21 dB	 -8.06 dB	6:20	03 - She 	 [flac]	
 DR7	 -0.23 dB	 -9.85 dB	3:24	04 - Horses' Green 	 [flac]	
 DR7	 -0.23 dB	 -8.22 dB	4:19	05 - Low 	 [flac]	
 DR6	 -0.22 dB	 -8.33 dB	5:03	06 - Vultures 	 [flac]	
 DR6	 -0.18 dB	 -7.57 dB	2:54	07 - Modesty 	 [flac]	
 DR7	 -0.19 dB	 -9.03 dB	6:42	08 - Reverb Of The New World 	 [flac]	
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------	
 Number of files:    8
 Official DR value:  DR6
	
 Sampling rate: 		 44100 Hz
 Average bitrate: 		 894kbs 
 Bits per sample: 		 16 bit
	
Dr14 T.meter 1.0.16 
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