Spectre 1.1.2 review

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Spectre is a multi-instrument real-time audio analyzer for Mac OS X.

License: Demo
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 3021K
Developer: Audiofile Engineering
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Price: $88.00
Updated: 10 Oct 2006
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Spectre is a multi-instrument real-time audio analyzer for Mac OS X.

Designed in Cocoa from the ground up, Spectre proudly takes advantage of Quartz, OpenGL, CoreAudio, and other solid OS X interface features.
Spectre focuses squarely on live audio analysis by offering 9 different multi-channel and multi-trace meters. Each meter can have any number of traces or indicators, and each trace can have it's own number of input channels, mixing, filtering, ballistics and color (including transparency). You can have as many meters (or copies of meters) as your screen will allow!

Spectre not only analyzes inputs from your audio hardware, but can also receive input from network sources by using Apple's AUNetSend/AUNetReceive Audio Unit pair. With this feature, you can analyze audio from any Audio Unit insert on your multitrack (or other AU host) to Spectre running on the same or on another computer.

Spectre is extremely flexible and accurate in it's display: utilizing optimized Quartz, OpenGL and clever memory management, each meter can be resized in realtime without interruption. Every meter has a set of useful factory presets, and meter settings (or sets of meters) can be saved.

Here are some key features of "Spectre":
Based on the familiar Aqua interface
Optimized for Altivec/SSE
Utilizes (and requires) features in OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
Preset and user ballistics
Level meter with variable bars, indicator types and gradient colors
VU Meter with variable styles and indicators
Multi-trace Spectrograph with up to 1/48 octave analysis
Multi-trace triggered oscilloscope
Multi-trace spectrogram
Scrolling multi-trace waveform meter
Lissajous meter with Stereograph, X/Y and vector modes
Multi-trace Power Balance meter
Multi-trace phase correlation meter
Saveable and recallable snapshots for every meter
Support for all audio hardware
Supports input from Audio Unit hosts via AUNetSend/AUNetReceive
Support for multiple channel inputs
Universal binary.

Spectre will run, without limitation, for 15 days.

What's New:
fixes the position of display texts in the spectrograph.

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