Meldaproduction releases MCompare + plugins updated to v8.09

Meldaproduction has announced the release of MCompare, an A/B referencing solution for mixing and mastering.

Meldaproduction MCompare

MCompare is the ultimate reference tool for mixing and mastering allowing you to quickly compare your audio to any audio file and stages of your processing chain, and saves you from loudness deception.

MCompare is the only plugin that lets you compare your master to the chosen reference tracks, dry mix, different stages of your mastering chaing and even different versions of your mastering chain. All in a single instance, where everything is one click away. It just cannot be any easier.

MCompare features

  • The most advanced user interface on the market – stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated.
  • Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs.
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing….
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE/SSE2/SSE3 processors.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange.
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • No dongle nor internet access is required for activation.
  • Free-for-life updates.

MCompare is available for the introductory price of 29 EUR. It is free for MTotalBundle, MasteringBundle and MMixingBundle users.

Meldaproduction has also updated all its effect plug-ins and MPowerSynth to version 8.09, providing several optimizations, improvements and fixes.

Changes in version 8.09

  • MCompare plugin has been released.
  • Added sample-accurate event processing for both MIDI and automation.
  • ADSR tremolo settings are now available even in custom shape mode.
  • Added crest meter to MMultiBandLimiter, MDynamicsLimiter and MUltraMaximizer.
  • Added Basic GPU acceleration mode, which provides basic acceleration even for older incompatible GPUs.
  • Fix: Equalizer auto-listen feature caused the filters to stay in “listen” mode until moved again or panicked.
  • Fix: AGC didn’t work accurately for plugins with latency.
  • Fix: AAX versions didn’t load up correctly in existing ProTools projects for some stereo plugins and surround configurations.
  • Fix: Linear-phase equalizers did delay channels 3-8 in surround mode in some hosts until the mode has been changed.
  • MPowerSynth – Added sample-accurate event processing for both MIDI and automation.
  • MPowerSynth – Added audition button useful to audition current sound by sending note on/offs.
  • MPowerSynth – ADSR tremolo settings are now available even in custom shape mode.
  • MPowerSynth – Added Basic GPU acceleration mode, which provides basic acceleration even for older incompatible GPUs.
  • MPowerSynth – Fix: Equalizer auto-listen feature caused the filters to stay in “listen” mode until moved again or panicked.

More information: Meldaproduction

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zplane updates PPMulator to v3.2.1

zplane PPMulator+

zplane.development has released version 3.2.1 of PPMulator, a PPM metering effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

PPMulator is a cross-platform plug-in meter for digital audio workstations which exactly mimics the look and feel of a professional broadcast Peak Programme Meter (PPM).

This plugin provides a precisely calibrated workspace for recording, editing, mixing and mastering.

Changes in PPMulator v3.2.1

  • Retina support for Standalone/OS X.
  • Preference panel now shows always the last used panel tab.
  • Fixed: resizing issue when switching between horizontal and vertical mode.
  • Fixed: wrong font rendering on OS X 10.6.8. and Logic 9.
  • Fixed: inconsistency between loudness unit on preference panel and the meter display.
  • Fixed: setting colours for bar meter regions, switched units accidentally.

PPMulator is available for purchase for 79 EUR (PPMulator+) / 119 EUR (PPMulatorXL). The update is free for all existing customers.

More information: zplane / PPMulator

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NUGEN Audio donates VisLM licenses to 41 NaSTA Student Stations

NUGEN Audio has announced that it has supplied licenses of its VisLM loudness metering plug-in to 41 student television stations throughout the U.K.

Nugen Audio VisLM

All members of the National Student Television Association (NaSTA), the student stations will use the plug-ins to help them comply with the European Broadcasting Union’s EBUR128 loudness recommendations, and also as a training tool for students to gain loudness monitoring experience in preparation for professional careers.

“People usually think of television as a visual medium, but they are more likely to notice flawed audio. Therefore, it’s critical that broadcast sound be flawless, not only to meet regulations but also to provide the best possible experience for viewers,” said Mitchell Perry, NaSTA marketing officer. “With its generous sponsorship, NUGEN Audio is giving our student members an opportunity that is simply not available in most of the U.K.’s television production courses: a chance to learn about loudness management and how to edit sound according to industry standards. After working with VisLM, students will be able to add another valuable skill to their CVs and increase their employability.”

VisLM is an intuitive, standard-compliant tool for measuring, comparing, and contrasting loudness during production, broadcast, post-production, and quality assurance, on the fly or after the fact, for entire sections of audio. With detailed, objective loudness measurement, history, and logging facilities, VisLM supports ITU, ATSC, EBU, and Game Audio standards to ensure loudness compliance for titles to be distributed virtually anywhere in the world.

NaSTA distributed the VisLM licenses to student stations throughout its network in Scotland, England, and Wales. VisLM is in use daily by on-campus television stations to create and edit programs ranging from major events and sports matches to coverage of student elections.

“For more than 40 years, NaSTA has played a lead role in supporting, promoting, and representing student television in the U.K.,” said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, NUGEN Audio. “It is our pleasure to assist NaSTA in this effort, and it’s gratifying to know that our technology is helping these future television professionals develop the skills they need to be successful.”

More information: NUGEN Audio

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NUGEN Audio releases Visualizer 2 analysis suite

NUGEN Audio has announced the release of version 2 of Visualizer, an update to the audio analysis suite and real-time comparison toolset designed for high-end audio professionals.

NUGEN Audio Visualizer

Ideal for music mixing and mastering as well as audio post-production, Visualizer provides comprehensive audio analysis for recording, mixing, and mastering in a single tool — now available as a plug-in or a stand-alone version. The standardized reference set of professional tools is designed to help audio engineers work faster, avoid mistakes, repeat past successes, and leverage the success of others. With version 2, Visualizer features numerous user interface enhancements in response to customer input, and is now available in a version supporting Avid Pro Tools HDX as well as a stand-alone configuration.

“Visualizer version 2 demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our thousands of existing users, as well as the Avid community, by including many highly requested user interface features and the latest techniques for comparative audio analysis and usability. In fact, this version is our first Pro Tools HDX plug-in,” said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, NUGEN Audio. “Through more flexible use of display real estate and more robust diagnostic power, Visualizer is now the most powerful single analysis tool on the market. Engineers can access precisely the information they need, when they need it, and with no unnecessary clutter.”

Visualizer Version 2 now includes a fully resizable interface, enabling users to set up the exact screen configuration to suit their individual workflows. A new multiview feature enables engineers to compare multiple sources using a single plug-in, and a new difference view shows the contrast of two input signals. Visual “solo” controls for all views enable rapid switching to full screen mode and highly efficient in-depth investigation of individual analysis views.

In addition, Visualizer now includes a moveable vectorscope boundary to further enhance view configuration, and a new Correlation by Frequency view for analyzing how certain frequencies can affect correlation.

Visualizer now works with the NUGEN Audio “Send” plug-in to allow two sources to be overlaid or compared, for example, to reveal differences clearly before or after the mastering chain or for notching out.

With version 2, Visualizer is available as a stand-alone application that works outside of the DAW/NLE environment. Visualizer version 2 is also available in a hybrid HDX version designed for power users of Pro Tools HDX systems.

Visualizer 2 is available for purchase for MSRP $199 USD (native) / $249 USD (Pro Tools HDX). A free upgrade is available for customers within the 3-month grace period. Other existing users may upgrade for $99 USD, or for $149 USD to upgrade to the Pro Tools HDX Version.

More information: NUGEN Audio / Visualizer

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Youlean updates Freq-Balancer to V2.0

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Youlean has released version 2.0 of Freq-Balancer, a simple tool that will help you with mastering by balancing frequency response of your songs.

Youlean Freq-Balancer

Freq-Balancer analyzes the frequency content of an audio signal and automatically applies an equalizer that evens out the frequency balance towards a curve found on many commercial tracks. When Freq-Balancer analyses audio, it measures the audios frequency content over a period of time. It splits the incoming audio signal into 7 frequency bands. Then it measures and compares the audio levels within each band. Finally it applies EQ to compensate for any uneven frequency balance.

Changes in Freq-Balancer v2.0

  • Changed GUI.
  • Changed display, now shows more accurate representation of internal EQ.
  • Added loudness normalization engine designed to make plugin much easier to use.
  • Added option to switch between different FFT resolutions that could bring better performance on lower end PCs.
  • Added option to change FFT speed.
  • Added performance and memory optimizations.
  • Fixed silence on song start in Sound Forge Pro 11 bug.

The plug-in is available as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: Youlean / Freq-Balancer

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