Plugin Boutique Partner Focus: MeterPlugs plugins 30% off

Plugin Boutique is offering a 30% discount on MeterPlugs plug-ins as part of its Partner Focus.

30% off MeterPlugs

MeterPlugs is the meter plug-in company. Their sole focus is to provide you with exceptionally well-crafted meter and analysis plug-ins. No hardware, no effects, only meters.

MeterPlugs was founded in 2009 by Ian Kerr, in response to the loudness wars. Their plugins are suitable for mixing and mastering engineers who want an open, nuanced and natural sound. So put that compressor away, lose the loudness war, and make great music.

MeterPlugs plug-ins

  • K-Meter — Over the past twenty years, music has been getting louder and louder. New recording equipment and software have made it possible to produce extremely compressed audio. But is this really what listeners want? K-Meter offers an alternative by encouraging greater use of dynamic range. If you want your tunes to sound more open, nuanced and natural, this fully-compliant K-System meter is for you.
  • Perception — Ever wonder, “how loud should my music be?” Many people prefer louder music – that’s how the loudness wars started – but too much “loudness processing” can do more harm than good… Squashed, dull, flat sound – or even pumping and distortion. Now, with Perception, you can zero in on your music’s loudness “sweet spot”.
  • LCAST Stereo & LCAST Surround — LCAST makes it easy to take loudness and true-peak measurements. It supports all the major loudness standards and has easy-to-use presets for the most popular ones: ATSC A/85 (CALM Act), ITU BS.1770 and EBU R128. Mono, stereo and surround formats are all compatible (surround only available in LCAST Surround). Use LCAST with Logic, Final Cut Pro X, Soundtrack Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Reaper and more. LCAST has everything you need to create broadcast-ready audio.

The MeterPlugs plug-ins are available at 30% off until March 10th, 2015.

More information: Plugin Boutique / MeterPlugs

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MeterPlugs announces AAX support for Pro Tools

MeterPlugs AAX for Pro Tools

MeterPlugs has announced that its audio plugins are now compatible with Pro Tools. The plugins, K-Meter and LCAST Loudness Meter, were previously available in Audio Unit and VST 2.4 formats for Mac and Windows. Now users can download AAX versions of the plugins for use with Pro Tools 10.3.6 or greater. The update is free for existing users.

K-Meter and LCAST help you take loudness and true-peak measurements. K-Meter is built around Bob Katz’s K-System, an integrated metering and monitoring system that helps you target commonly used loudness levels in a variety of genres. It stands in opposition to the hyper-compressed recordings of the loudness wars era. Instead of focusing on maximizing peak levels, K-Meter places emphasis on dynamic range and sensible loudness levels.

LCAST helps you ensure that your audio is broadcast-ready. It is aimed at content creators who need to comply with precise loudness and peak level requirements. It includes presets for North American broadcasters (ATSC A/85), European broadcasters (EBU R128) and more. LCAST features a graphical history view of integrated, short-term and momentary loudness levels. You can pan and zoom the view to isolate areas of interest and make comparisons.

Both plugins are available for Mac and Windows in 32/64-bit Audio Unit, VST 2.4 and AAX formats. K-Meter costs $49 USD, LCAST Stereo is $199 USD and LCAST Surround is $399 USD.

More information: MeterPlugs

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Audio Pluggers announces Black Friday Sale – 50% off K-Meter

Audio Pluggers K-Meter

Audio Pluggers has announced a Black Friday Sale, offering 50% discount on K-Meter for one day only.

K-Meter is available immediately for half off the list price. It’s a great opportunity for existing users to grab an additional license and for new users to get their hands on a superb meter.

K-Meter features

  • Built from the ground up around the K-System.
  • Upsampled (up to 4 times) “True Peak” detection that discovers inter-sample peaks.
  • RMS and LKFS (ITU-R BS.1770-1) meters. LKFS meters model perceived loudness, taking into account the ear’s sensitivity to different frequencies.
  • High quality pink noise generator for monitor calibration.
  • Numeric peak and average levels.
  • Collapsible interface that occupies less screen space.

K-Meter for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for the discounted price of $24 USD.

More information: Audio Pluggers

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Flux releases Pure Analyzer System real-time analyzer

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Flux has announced the release of Pure Analyzer System, a modular RTA-system providing an extensive range of analyzer options and metering standards, meeting the demands of any imaginable audio analysis and measurement applications within the fields of; Music Production, Audio Mastering, Live/Installation Sound, Broadcast and Post-Production.

The core of Pure Analyzer System is a standalone application presenting an unparalleled interface designed for ultra-rapid reactivity and intuitive instant user-interaction. The graphic analysis rendering is performed using a GPU-efficient OpenGL 2D/3D graphic engine, optimizing the audio to visual experience utilizing the GPU on a standard OpenGL graphics card.

Flux Pure Analyzer System

Full I/O support through ASIO/Core Audio is provided, and for maximum flexibility and efficiency Pure Analyzer System present the option to separate the signal acquisition from the analysis utilizing SampleGrabber, a standard DAW plug-in (available in all common plug-in formats, VST, AU, RTAS as well as TDM for VENUE systems) to acquire the signal in any plug-in host environment and broadcast it through a local area network using the ZeroConf/Apple Bonjour protocol.

The Flux:: Pure Analyzer System presents a vast selection of analysis tools such as; Real-time Spectrum Analyzer, Vector Scope, Phase Meter, Oscilloscope, Real-time Metering History, Real-time and Offline Metering Statistics, furthermore, a wide range of enhanced metering options including the last EBU R128 loudness norm (PLOUD), ITU-R BS.1770, True Peak, K-System and all variants of PPM (BBC, EBU, Nordic etc.). A complete set of tools for System Analysis including; Multi-Channels reference support, Multi-Microphone support, Transfer Function, Coherence, Magnitude, Phase, Impulse Response, Delay Finder, Signal Generator and unlimited Snapshot with auto creation from Sweep and Average, is provided as well.

In addition to the extensive range of standard analysis options, Pure Analyzer System introduce a ground-breaking innovation: Flux:: Nebula Spatial Spectrogram and Surround Scope, presenting a unique representation of the audio material in terms of spectral content and localization in the stereo and/or surround space.

The Flux:: Nebula Spatial Spectrogram combines the functionality of a spectrum analyzer and a vector scope to provide a complete and detailed overview of the mix in order to literally be able to see what you hear and feel. The Flux:: Nebula Surround Scope presents a representation of how a surround signal’s various components are distributed in the surround environment.

The Pure Analyzer System is available for Windows, Mac and AVID VENUE, supporting up to 16 channels (for Multichannel/Surround and Multi-Microphone System Analysis) in up to 384 KHz.

Pricing and availability:

  • Mandatory Base Version
    • Pure Analyzer Essential 279 EUR / 399 USD
  • Add on options (requires Pure Analyzer Essential)
    • Pure Analyzer Metering 149 EUR / 219 USD
    • Pure Analyzer Live 149 EUR / 219 USD
    • Pure Analyzer Multichannel 149 EUR – 219 USD

More information: Flux / Pure Analyzer System

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Martin Zuther releases K-Meter v1.21

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Martin Zuther K-Meter

Martin Zuther has released version 1.21 of K-Meter, a freeware effect for metering and monitoring audio levels.

Implementation of a K-System meter according to Bob Katz’ specifications.

Changes in K-Meter v1.21

  • Wave files and instructions for validation of K-Meter.
  • Complete re-validation of K-Meter and corresponding fixes.
  • Moved from premake v4.2 to v4.3.
  • Generation of Visual C++ project files using premake4.

K-Meter is available as a freeware effect released under the GPL license. A VST version for Windows and Linux is available to download, as well as a standalone version for Linux.

More information: Martin Zuther

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