PSP Audioware has announced the release of PSP 2Meters, a bundle consisting of two audio level measurement plug-ins: PSP VU2 and PSP PPM2.
PSP VU2 offers professional VU metering with accurate overload indicators. PSP PPM2 provides professional European and BBC PPM metering with accurate overload indicators.
All of their parameters, such as integration times and reference levels, are widely adjustable to ensure that these plug-ins are suitable for any application in which accurate metering is necessary.
The PSP 2Meters plug-in bundle (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $9.90 USD until June 1st, 2013 (regular $14.90 USD).
More information: PSP Audioware / PSP 2Meters
Voxengo has announced the release of SPAN Plus, a Fast Fourier transform spectrum analyzer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
For the most part it was derived from Voxengo GlissEQ dynamic parametric equalizer and reproduces its spectrum analysis functionality. SPAN Plus is an extended version of the freeware SPAN plug-in: SPAN Plus provides several additional features such as PNG file export, real-time spectrum import/export and static spectrums display.
SPAN Plus supports multi-channel analysis and can be set to display spectrums from two different channels or channel groups at the same time.
SPAN Plus features
- Real-time spectrum import/export.
- PNG file export.
- Static spectrums display.
- Output signal power statistics.
- Spectrum smoothing.
- User interface window resizing.
- Clipping statistics.
- Correlation meter.
- Stereo and multi-channel analysis.
- Mid/side analysis.
- Internal channel routing.
- Channel grouping.
- Preset manager.
- Undo/redo history.
- A/B comparisons.
- Contextual hint messages.
- All sample rates support.
SPAN Plus for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for the introductory price of $39.95 USD until June 2nd, 2013 (regular $49.95 USD).
More information: Voxengo / SPAN Plus
MathAudio has released Room EQ VST and Standalone, two room correction programs for Windows.
Room EQ VST has been designed to ensure maximum accuracy of the room correction.
Room EQ Standalone transforms your PC or notebook into a powerful standalone room correction processor which can be included between the source of the audio signal and speakers. Room EQ Standalone includes all features of Room EQ VST.
Room EQ features
- Corrects deficiencies of room acoustics (multipoint compensation).
- Corrects acoustic imperfections of speakers.
- Optimized for maximum accuracy of the correction. Listen to the sound samples.
- Corrects both amplitude and phase components of frequency response.
- Quells resonance peaks of frequency response while leaving the deep notches to prevent large excursions of the speaker diaphragm. Avoids the muddy sound of conventional linearizing equalizers.
- Manually adjustable level of compensation allows one to reach the maximum transparency of the sound.
- Supports ASIO drivers.
- Works with standard measurement microphones.
- Applies a patented method of frequency response correction.
Room EQ is available to purchase for $99.95 USD.
More information: MathAudio
Kevin Kripper has released version 1.4 of the Spectrum Analyzer S8, a spectrum analyzer for Ableton Live.
Spectrum Analyzer S8 is a multiple-track real time spectrum analyzer. It lets you visualize the spectral content of 8 stereo tracks simultaneously.
You can use it as a frequency overlap detector and actually see which part of the spectrum every single instrument uses. The ideal solution for mixing!
Max for Live version of Kevin Kripper’s Spectrum Analyzer S8.
Changes in Spectrum Analyzer S8 v1.4
- Update to Live 9.
- Now S8 is post-fader.
- Add a “Show Parameters” button (On/Off)in S8_Receive module.
- Add descriptions in Live’s Info View.
The Max for Live version of Spectrum Analyzer S8 costs $3 USD. A standalone version is $5 USD.
More information: Spectrum Analyzer S8 M4L
Martin Zuther has released traKmeter, a free loudness meter effect plug-in for correctly setting up tracking and mixing levels.
Most digital audio equipment sadly only has peak meters. This is readily understandable as you want to avoid digital clippings by all means. However, the lack of average meters makes correct gain staging almost impossible.
For gain staging, you need average meters or – even better – a combination of peak and average meters. And this is were traKmeter comes in.
traKmeter has an average level meter that is centered around -20 dB FS RMS and a peak level meter that is aligned to -9 dB FS. It supports stereo and 8-channel audio signals, has two scales, two ballistics modes and is very easy to use. Additionally, all meters have been thoroughly validated.
- Peak and average (RMS) meters.
- Stereo and 8-channel operation.
- Meter scales: “K-20″ and digital full-scale.
- Two types of meter ballistics, reset button.
- Mixing mode for changing the gain (pre-meter).
- Validation of read-out.
traKmeter is free software. Both the source code as well as binaries for Windows and Linux (VST) are available to download.
More information: Martin Zuther / traKmeter