Ian Shepherd and MeterPlugs have announced the release of a major update to their Dynameter plugin that includes new tools for optimizing loudness and dynamics in online streaming platforms such as iTunes, YouTube and Spotify.
As all the major online streaming platforms move to implement loudness management, the challenge isn’t “how to be louder” anymore, but to understand how loudness works online. Version 1.2 of MeterPlugs Dynameter makes this process straightforward, by measuring the dynamics requirements of your music, and enabling you to strike the perfect balance between loudness and dynamics.
The update is centered around a new Peak to Loudness Ratio (PLR) feature that measures the difference between your audio’s peak level and integrated loudness. The PLR number can be used to predict how online streaming platforms will replay your audio in comparison to other audio. For example: will it be quieter or limited? Dynameter includes presets for iTunes, YouTube and Spotify to make this process easy.
“Everyone is always asking ‘how loud should I make my music,’ but that’s not the right question anymore,” says Shepherd, who developed the award-winning Perception plugin with MeterPlugs last year. “The real question now is, how dynamic should I make my music – and that’s the puzzle Dynameter will help you solve.”
“This update is going to be a big help for people targeting online streaming platforms,” says Ian Kerr of MeterPlugs. “We put a lot of time and effort into demystifying how these platforms manage loudness, and then incorporated what we learned into Dynameter’s new PLR functionality and presets.”
Dynameter for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is on sale for $69 USD (regular $99 USD). There is no demo at this time, but MeterPlugs offers a 60-day guarantee.