Plugin Boutique has launched a limited time sale on MeterPlugs Perception AB, a plugin that allows you to compare the before and after of your audio with level-matching to avoid “loudness deception”.

Loudness changes our perception of music. Louder may seem better at first, but it’s easy to be fooled. When mixing and mastering, you must constantly ask yourself, “Is this really better? Or just louder?” The way to make reliable, real-world judgements is to listen with matched loudness. This has always been a key skill for mixing and mastering engineers, which can take years to learn. Until now…

Perception AB instantly and automatically matches the level of the music you’re listening to, allowing you to hear past the “loudness deception” and make clear, real-world decisions about the best possible sound for your music, quickly and easily. You can bypass entire processing chains to make before and after comparisons of EQ settings, compression and more while mixing or mastering. You can even bypass external analog gear!

Perception AB features

  • Bypass any processing chain.
  • Fast A/B testing.
  • Automatic loudness matching.
  • Plugin delay compensation.
  • Optimized for mixing – new Bypass All function.
  • Multiple loudness matching modes.
  • Easy bulk insertion.

Available for Windows and Mac in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats, Perception AB is on sale for £76.95 GBP / $104 USD until June 30th, 2023.

More information: MeterPlugs