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Decibel Meter has been updated to be fully compatible with iOS 4, and multitasking aware. We have also updated Decibel Meter to work with the iPod touch! So if you have an iPod Touch with an internal or external mic you can enjoy the best sound meter on the App Store.
Ever wonder how loud a sound really is? Well now you can with Decibel Meter! Decibel Meter uses your iPhone’s built in Mic to determine the intensity level of sounds it picks up, and displays it in dB SPL (Decibel Sound Pressure Level). *
Simply start up Decibel Meter and it will automatically start sampling sounds, and shows you the RMS average decibel reading as well as the peak decibel reading. Decibel Meter also provides a fun graphical way of interpreting the level of sound.
The iPhone’s built in Mic has the ability to pick up sounds near 0 dB SPL and up to around 110 dB SPL. Be sure to check out our website for a better understand of how decibels are measured!
-Easy to use, little user interaction required
-Easy to read Display
-Multiple views! Choose between level meter, and graph view
- Average and peak decibel levels, as well as peak hold feature
-User adjustable sample rate
-Graphical representation of sound level
*Decibel Meter should be used for entertainment purposes; the iPhone’s built in mic is not sensitive enough for professional level sound metering.
What's New in Version 1.8
-iOS 4 compatibility update
-multitasking aware (can now continue sampling in the background and plot levels on graph)
-graphics have been updated for retina display
-added stop and resume button so you can stop and resume sampling
-will now work on iPod Touch with built in mic, or third party mics
-now requires iOS 3.0 or greater to run
I have tried ALL the decibel meter apps, usually I compare one to the other re: the levels, unfortunately no two have ever read the same. How is one to know which is more accurate? I suppose buying a real decibel meter and comparing to that. I like the display, the lock in of highest and lowest levels, the graph is easy to read and helps if you're in a dark environment ( I manage rock bands), often the lighting is dim. This is my favorite so far, just not sure of the accuracy though.
How come the meter reads 50dB in a perfectly quiet room (obviously with no one speaking or making music!) I could understand a reading of 10dB for any ambient noise in a non-sound proof room, but 50? I'm disappointed.
DISCLAIMER: For entertainment value only
according to future-apps.net, this app, "...should only be used for entertainment purposes; the iPhone's built in mic is not sensitive enough for professional level sound mete[ring]"
So, yeah. Essentially it moves a needle around when you yell in the mic.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Sep 24, 2010
- Version: 1.8
- Size: 0.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: John Stefanopoulos
- © Future Apps
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.