Klangfreund has announced the release of the Multimeter, a plugin and standalone application to measure and monitor loudness, peaks and dynamics.

Klangfreund Multimeter

Multimeter includes ITU/EBU compliant integrated loudness in LUFS, peak and true peak measurement, LRA, PSR and PLR. In real-time or up to 200 times faster using its file analysis mode.

The re-sizable interface includes customizable graphs, bar charts and tabulated numerical results of measurements. The graphs can be freely scrolled and scaled, and the order of the measurements displayed in the table changed, even during an ongoing measurement. A text file (.csv format) containing the measurement results can also be saved.

After measurement, the built-in gain function can automatically match the analyzed file to a given loudness target. The gain slider can also be manually changed at any time, with all graphs and measurement numbers immediately updated. True peak over-indicators are displayed in the graph area and adjust automatically, as needed, when the built-in gain is changed.

The unique synchronization mechanism introduced in the Klangfreund LUFS Meter is available, too. Combined with its low CPU requirements, the Multimeter provides a fast way to create initial faders-up mixes using Multimeters in all audio tracks. A novel synchronized undo/redo mechanism for the gain adjustments further enhances the Multimeter for this type of use.

Surround channel layouts with an arbitrary number of channels are supported. The Multimeter determines the channel weighting needed for the loudness measurement according to the provided surround layout (either provided by a plugin host or by meta data in a file). Alternatively the weighting can be set manually.

Multimeter costs $59 USD and is available in VST/VST3, AU, AAX and Standalone formats for Windows and macOS. Linux support is experimental (VST and Standalone).

The LUFS Meter has received a major version 2 update, free for existing customers. The LUFS Meter can be seen as the smaller brother of the Multimeter. An upgrade path to the Multimeter exists.

With the release of Multimeter, LUFS Meter is now available at a reduced price of $39 USD (previously $49 USD). The stripped down version “Discounted LUFS Meter” is now $19 USD.

More information: Klangfreund