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Voxengo releases EBusLim limiter & maximizer plugin

Voxengo EBusLim

Voxengo has announced the release of EBusLim, a brickwall peak limiter and loudness maximization plug-in for Windows and Mac.

EBusLim is a brickwall peak limiter and loudness maximization plug-in for professional music production applications. EBusLim implements a single EL-4-based limiter mode originally designed in Elephant mastering limiter plug-in. This mode is suitable for bus, drum bus, master bus and track processing. The design idea behind EBusLim is to produce an extremely easy-to-use yet effective limiter.

Since EBusLim only features a single processing mode the processing latency was reduced down to 0.5 milliseconds permitting the use of this limiter as master bus overload protector for both stereo and multi-channel applications.

EBusLim features

  • Elephant-quality limiter mode
  • Extreme ease of use
  • Stereo and multi-channel processing
  • 64-bit floating point processing
  • All sample rates support
  • 0.5 ms compensated processing latency

EBusLim for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for

More information: Voxengo / EBusLim

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RTW releases Loudness Tools plugin

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RTW Loudness Tools

RTW hsa announced the release of Loudness Tools, the first in a series of RTW Masterclass PlugIns, an entirely new range of products that provides RTW meters as standard-format PlugIns for Windows and Mac.

By transferring the analyzer tools to a pure software that requires no additional hardware, RTW will also make them available to musicians, radio producers, and audio/video engineers who need to meet the resulting implementation specifications required by TV and radio broadcasters. As a means for quality control, the RTW Loudness Tools with their precisely working and easy-to-read instruments ensure compliance with custom specifications. Thanks to intuitive operation, they are equally suitable for users with or without background knowledge.

RTW Loudness Tools is a Masterclass PlugIn featuring Metering and Loudness display for mono, stereo, multichannel, and surround applications (8 channels max.) and all standard sampling rates up to 96 kHz. It supports all widely used PPM and TruePeak measurements and scales.

With this the RTW Loudness Tools Masterclass PlugIn provides the functionality of the award-winning TM7 and TM9 basic PPM instruments in combination with its loudness licence and offers the same degree of functionality and clarity as the hardware models. The instruments can be freely arranged and scaled. Various function parameters offer extra flexibility.
Six selectable window frames (landscape and portrait view) permit the tailorable positioning of the provided instruments. Multiple instances may be used. You can store all setups and layouts as presets in your DAW.

The RTW Loudness Tools are available for download at the RTW members area. Activation codes are available from RTW’s sales partners. Requires iLok.

More information: RTW / Loudness Tools

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WOK releases free Loudness Dynamic EQ plugin

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WOK Loudness

WOK has released Loudness Dynamic EQ, a free effect plug-in for Windows.

LOUDNESS simulates the loudness button on old HiFi amps, which alters the frequency response curve to correspond roughly with the equal loudness characteristic of the ear at lower volumes.

The level of high and low frequencies is increased at low listening levels, to compensate for the fact that as the volume of audio decreases, the ears lower sensitivity to extreme high and low frequencies may cause these signals to fall below threshold. As a result audio material may seem to become ‘thin’ sounding at low volumes, losing bass and treble, the ‘Loudness compensation’ button (often just labelled ‘Loudness’ or ‘Loud’) is intended to rectify this situation.

Loudness Dynamic EQ is available as a freeware VST plug-in for Windows.

More information: WOK / Loudness Dynamic EQ

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MeterPlugs releases Perception by Ian Shepherd

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MeterPlugs Perception

MeterPlugs has released Ian Shepherd’s Perception, a level-matching effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Ian Shepherd’s Perception, by MeterPlugs lets you bypass complex FX chains and make level-matched comparisons—quickly and easily. You can use it to compare the real impact of effects including EQ, compression, limiting and more, without being deceived by differences in volume. Plus, it shows you the effect that your plugins have on your music’s loudness and dynamics, and even allows you to compare different levels of compression.

In other words, Perception helps you make accurate, informed decisions about your music. It takes the “loudness deception” out of the equation so that you can focus on the sound of your music, rather than volume. Welcome to the future of mastering!

Perception features

  • Bypass entire FX chains.
  • Fast A/B testing.
  • Loudness matching.
  • Plugin delay compensation.
  • Peak to loudness ratio display.
  • Dynamic range tweaking.
  • Snapshots.

Perception is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) for $149 USD.

More information: MeterPlugs / Perception

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TC Electronic intros LM1n, LM2n & LM6n loudness meter plug-ins

TC Electronic LM6n

TC Electronic has announced LM1n, LM2n and LM6n, three new loudness meter plug-ins for audio and video editing systems.

The new LM2n and LM6n meters offer a wealth of new features plus the acclaimed and easy to use Radar View. The LM1n plug-in is a brand new addition to a growing range and provides the all-important basics in loudness metering while only creating a small footprint on the screen. The new LM2n and LM6n native plug-ins replace the previous LM2 and LM6 plug-ins.

All of these new loudness meters support the major plug-in formats, including AAX (Pro Tools 10 and 11), VST (Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, etc.) and Audio Units (Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, etc.) and even offers faster than real time off-line measuring in Pro Tools.

As would be expected from TC Electronic, being heavily involved in research studies on loudness as well as the definition of international loudness standards, LM1n, LM2n and LM6n comply with all major broadcast standards, including BS.1770, A/85, R128, TR-B32 and OP-59, and will remain compliant via updates whenever new revisions of these standards are released.

The plug-ins will be available late April, 2014.

LM1n will cost $79 USD, LM2n is $149 USD, and LM6n is $449 USD. Introductory prices will be available for LM1n ($49 USD) and LM2n ($99 USD) until May 31st, 2014. Various upgrades from earlier TC Electronic loudness meter plug-ins will also be available.

More information: TC Electronic

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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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TC Electronic intros LQL loudness quality logger for TouchMonitor

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TC Electronic has announced that RTW’s LQL (Loudness Quality Logger) is also compatible with the TC Electronic TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitors.

RTW LQL
LQL is a new tool for logging, true-peak data analysis and reporting, which is a natural extension of the innovative software options available for TouchMonitor.

LQL enables data to be derived directly via an IP-connection from a capable TouchMonitor, as well as from external storage media such as a USB stick. Also included in the software are dual limit weighting, status information, marker and various other reporting features. The new PC software is free of charge, however an LQL license is required to enable TouchMonitors to support data export and additional display functions.

TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitors feature a 7- and 9-inch touch-sensitive display, respectively, and provide unparalleled flexibility and modularity, combined with intuitive control. The software visualizes multiple sources simultaneously. Both support displaying the same signal on multiple instruments in parallel, each with dedicated defaults with both horizontal and vertical operation. TM7 visualizes up to 40 sources at the same time, while the TM9 visualizes up to 48.

Various audio interfaces and combinations are available i.e. analog, AES3, AES3id or 3G-SDI. TC Electronic’s TouchMonitor range was created to help adhere to all major industry loudness standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85 and ARIB.

The TouchMonitor LQL Loudness Quality Logger for Windows is now available to download from TC Electronic.

More information: TC Electronic / Loudness Logging

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