Overview

HawkEye comprises the most versatile audio measuring instruments in one toolset. It has been developed with the highest precision in mind to set a new standard in audio analyzing.

Unique features like bit-depth analysis and high-frequency monitoring offer a new window into the world of high-resolution audio recordings.

The user experience follows aviation industry guidelines for designing cockpit instruments. Therefore, HawkEye presents all information uncluttered, minimizing eyestrain over extended periods of use.

HawkEye’s main view shows all measurement instruments within a single window, yet this is only one mode of operation. To be as flexible as possible any instrument can be undocked in its own resizable window by a simple double-click, and then freely arranged on your screen!

Features

  • Level Meter
    True Peak Meter for L, R, Mid & Side with different scales, including Katz-Scales; RMS Metering for L, R, Mid & Side; TPL Histogram
  • Loudness Meter
    Peak to Loudness Ratio (PLR), Peak to Momentary Loudness Ratio (PMR) and Peak to short-term Loudness Ratio (PSR); Integrated Loudness (IL), Momentary Loudness (ML) and short-term Loudness (SL);
  • Display
    Color-coded timeline display to master against a set LU target; Loudness Range Histogram
  • Bit Monitor
    64-bit display; Bit-Depth check - Determine real bit-depth; Bit pattern and distribution timeline; Direct Current (DC) offset meter (up to -40dB)
  • Vector Scope
    Goniometer in linear and logarithmic view; Luminescence slider; Balance meter; Correlation meter
  • Analyzer
    Spectrum- and 1/3 Octave-Analyzer as well as Phase-Panorama-Display: Spectrum (FFT) with 4096 bands achieving a high frequency and amplitude precision; Spectrogram; Panorama- and Phase-Display with a resolution of 4096 frequency bands; 1/3 octave analyzer; Linear and mouse draggable logarithmic frequency scales; Mouse draggable dB scale to change the displayed amplitude ranges 

Customer Reviews

  • Powerfull Analysis

    ★★★★☆
    by Audiomilitia
    This plugin rocks ! Everything you need in one place . Used this to check through while Mixing & Mastering my latest project and made referencing a breeze .
    Plugin Alliance response
    So, what is missing for a 5th star, please?
  • HawkEye

    ★★★★★
    by Eddie Torres
    Amazing plugin! Totally helps you to visually understand whats going on with your audio. A beautifully, technically well designed plugin. I must have tool for the studio.
  • Clear precise metering

    ★★★★★
    by MixedbyMe
    This is a metering plugin that earns its place due to its precision and easily read interface, it has plenty of options but the best feature is the by far the no fuss approach that is refreshing… Read More
  • See your sound

    ★★★★★
    by JoDell Playmaker
    The SPL HawkEye is an attractive plugin for analyzing your audio. Identify buildups and other issues in a mix with style that is easy on the eyes. I have a dedicated screen for this plugin to allow… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

SPL HawkEye is also available as a standalone software which can be downloaded here:

SPL HawkEye standalone version (Win)

SPL HawkEye standalone version (Mac)

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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