RMS Buddy

RMS Buddy is a handy tool for tracking RMS and peak volume information. It gives you separate read-outs for each channel.

The average RMS keeps a cumulative, running average RMS of the audio signal. It can be reset by pressing its reset button.

The continual RMS is the RMS at the current moment (representing the current snippet of sound, whose duration is controlled by the analysis window size).

Absolute peak displays the highest peak volume level detected so far for each channel. Pressing its reset button will make it start looking for the highest peak again.

Continual peak displays the highest peak volume level at the current moment (representing the current snippet of sound, whose duration is controlled by the analysis window size).

RMS Buddy performs the analysis calculations periodically. The size of the period can be controlled by the analysis window size parameter. This also dictates how often the value displays are refreshed.