Start REW with SPL meter window in full mode

Tiago79

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Hello,

I'm thinking of having a display in my listening room dedicated to showing the REW SPL Meter, this will give me a digital indication of the volume/SPL I'm getting in my room.

For that I'll use a Windows 10 MiniPC dedicated just for REW, a small monitor and an Umik-1 microphone.

The question is how to make the REW start automatically with the SPL Meter window in full mode. Is it possible to do this somehow? Maybe through command lines?

Many thanks to anyone who can help.
 

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Sorry I can’t provide any guidance but I feel compelled to say “I absolutely love the idea”…….if you manage to figure it out please let me know (I want to do it!)
 

John Mulcahy

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There isn't a way to do that at present, but there will be an REW API later this year which will allow programmatic control of most REW actions, probably the best option.
 

Tiago79

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“I absolutely love the idea”

Thank You! I'm happy to know that you liked my idea. I'm already planning on putting the built-in monitor on the wall above my TV.

.if you manage to figure it out please let me know (I want to do it!)

I already solved the problem using an wonderful Windows automation software.

I'm unable to put the link here due to my new account forum restrictions. Search Google for "Autohotkey".
 
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FranticXrage

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I'm on Mac and I've done this with apple's script editor.

tell application "REW" to activate
delay
5

tell application "System Events"
key code 46 using {shift down, command down}
delay 0.5

key code 31 using {shift down, command down}
delay 0.5

key code 17 using {shift down, command down}

end tell

It opens REW, waits 5 seconds, then does the key commands found in tools to open SPL, Logger, and RTA windows, which automatically open the way you had them when last.
Next to ensure its on a specific screen you can right click REW in the dock and go to options, if you have multiple screens you can tell it to only open on one of them.

the only thing I haven't been able to automate is the start/stop on the logger and RTA.

Hope this helps!
 

John Mulcahy

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the only thing I haven't been able to automate is the start/stop on the logger and RTA.
Focus is on the start/stop buttons when those are opened so space bar will activate them.

The RTA can also be started/stopped with Alt+T when the RTA window has focus.
 
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