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DB Meter app for Android phone

Discussion in 'Rigs and Routing' started by Chiguete, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Chiguete

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    Guys what is a good DB Meter app for an Android phone? I've downloaded on to check the level coming out my monitors but I'm not sure how acurate is it. Thanks.
     
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    If you want a precise measurement then forget about cellphone apps.
     
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    According to the above study Noise Hunter, NoiSee og SoundMeter - should be within the magical +/- 2 dBA-limit in A-weighted measurements.
     
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    It would be helpful, if they had direct links to the apps in the article. There are at least ten different apps in the Play Store called SoundMeter

    I have used one called SPL Meter (might be the "(Real) SPL Meter" from above, I don't know). It is OK. I recently purchased one of these $60 hardware SPL meters from a consumer electronics store. I am no more confident about its measurements than the ones I get from my phone.
     
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    Cool, thanks. Doesn't look like any of the Android apps are particularly good.
     
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    I just got me a calibrated miniDSP UMIK1 for about 130€. To me makes a lot more sense than wasting money on shady PlayStore content.
     
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    For most people who just want a general idea of sound levels he apps work fine.

    Don’t see what’s “shady” about them
     
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    If it doesn't have to be precise then it could be ok. However, one just doesn't know how good the components are the manufacturer put in. Ever tried a compass app on your Android phone ? No matter how often I tried to calibrate it it's about 90 degrees off. Might be different on iOS devices, though.

    Most PlayStore apps are free and instead steal your data. That's what I call shady.
     
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