As another indispensable part of my journey, I mainly use REW as my measurement suite. There are several other options available, I have picked this one. Over the time that I have been using it, the program has improved, lots of added features and its maker, John Mulcahy has always been listening to his userbase.
The more you learn a program, and its quirks, the more you can control what it does. So I’ve never been a fan to use different suites, I rather learn and deal with what I’ve got, so I can learn to use it’s full potential.
That choice has not let me down in any way. Sure there are some surprises every now and then. But as said, once you learn its limits you can play with it. There often are graphical differences and even processing choices that differ from program to program. This measurement suite never was holding me back. In fact I feel I grew up with it, as more features arrived in time with my learning curve.
As I have said in the previous post, you have to learn what it is you want your processing to do. To achieve that goal I first had to learn how to make and especially interpret the measurements. There is more to it than glancing at a frequency curve. I’ve learned to make use of basically every function this program has to offer to attain as much useful information as I could to learn what ‘sound does’ in my space.