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TC Electronic Clarity M Desktop Audio Meter

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The perfect audio toolbox for music creation and sound for picture, Clarity M helps you make those crucial mix and mastering decisions.

  • Stereo and 5.1 Audio Meter for Mixing, Mastering and Post Production

  • 7" High Resolution Display for Precision Metering

  • USB Connection for Seamless Plug-In Metering

Meter with Precision

Naturally no piece of equipment can replace your ears, but precise metering allows you to visually confirm specific details about your mix, making the process of setting optimum signal levels both quicker and easier.

With the Clarity M you get a wealth of dedicated meters, that can greatly help you improve your mix - and with the 7" high-resolution screen, you are sure to always get maximum precision and definition in the readouts.

By providing you with both that quick overview and the ever-important fine points at a glance, the precision meters of the Clarity M is perfectly suited for any mixing or mastering job - whether it's for music, picture or drama.

Free Your DAW

Most plug-ins, like reverbs and compressors, you only fire up a few times during a session; you adjust the appropriate parameters and close the plug-in once you're done in order to save precious screen real-estate.

Your metering tools, however, need to be in plain sight at all times. The Clarity M connects seamlessly with your DAW workflow via a USB connection and allows you to get precise readouts from any output, you need.

With the visual feedback of your mix pushed to a permanent screen, you no longer need to move plug-in windows around to have both your sequencer, effects and meters visible. Clarity M is quite simply the perfect integration of two worlds.

Ready for Any DAW

Clarity M supports plug-in metering via all modern plug-in standards, giving you the freedom to work with any DAW you prefer.

- Pro Tools (AAX Native)

- Cubase, Nuendo, Wavelab, Premiere and more (VST)

- Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro (Audio Units)

Get Connected

The Clarity M provides a wealth of digital connectivity. The custom breakout cable (included) hosts 6 channels of unbalanced AES3 digital audio, that connects to your external mixing desk, console or audio interface for broadcast-grade 5.1 metering. Clarity M also provides a stereo optical input that lets you connect your audio interface through TOSlink for maximum flexibility.

Key Features:

• Professional stereo and 5.1 audio meter for mixing, mastering and post production
• Compliant with all major broadcast standards including ITU BS.1770-4, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, TR-B32 and OP-59
• State-of-the-art True-Peak Meter identifies clipping in DACs, CODECs and downstream filters
• 7" high resolution LCD display for precision metering in all studio environments
• 6 input channels of unbalanced AES3 digital audio on 75 Ohm BNC connectors for broadcast-grade 5.1 metering
• Downmix compliance meter based on TC ELECTRONICs industry-standard loudness measurement algorithms
• USB connection for hassle-free VST, Audio Units and AAX plug-in metering
• Legendary LM6 Loudness Radar Meter provides all essential loudness monitoring information on a single screen
• High accuracy real time analyzer with 1/3 octave resolution and individual band zoom


- 3 x BNC AES3id, S/PDIF via DB-15
- 1 x TOSLink, EIAJ optical
- 2 external switch inputs, 1 relay output (100 mA maximum, optically isolated)
- 1 x 1/8" TS female (GPO) via DB-15
- 1 x 1/4" TRS female (2x GPI) via DB-15
- USB 2.0 (Micro type B)

- ITU BS.1770-4
- ATSC A/85
- EBU R128
- TR-B32
- OP-59

Sample Rates
Physical I/O
- 44.1 kHz
- 48 kHz
Plug-In Mode
- 44.1 kHz
- 48 kHz
- 96 kHz

7" TFT (colour), 800 x 480 pixels

- 1 x Rotary encoder
- 6 x Selection buttons

Power Requirements
110 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz for included 12 VDC, 0.5 A external power supply

Mac System Requirements
Clarity M Plug-In
- OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or above
- Pro Tools 10 or above, or a VST/Audio Units compatible host

Windows System Requirements
Clarity M Plug-In
- Windows 7 or above
- Pro Tools 10 or above, or a VST compatible host

Plug-In Compatibility
AAX Native 32/64-bit, Audio Units (Mac only), VST 2.4, VST3

Dimensions (WxHxD): 7.2 x 5.5 x 1" (182 x 140 x 25 mm)

Weight: 1.9 lb (0.85 kg) excluding cable
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