Youlean has announced the release of Youlean Loudness Meter 2, the successor to loudness meter plugin that won KVR Audio’s Developer Challenge 2016.
Youlean Loudness Meter helps you find the true perceived loudness of your audio and prepares it for TV or streaming services release. The update now comes in 2 versions, FREE and PRO.
The FREE version will fill most of your needs and it is amazing what are you getting for free. It supports many international standards, it has multichannel support, measures loudness, loudness range, dynamics, true peak. It supports GUI resizing and scaling so it will be a great fit for the screens with high resolution. In other words, we could easily expect that plugin like this would cost more than $100.
Also, there is no annoying stuff required to download the plugin like creating accounts, signing up to the newsletter, which is a big plus.
The PRO version is a paid option that will bring you additional features like AES, Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, and Tidal presets, readout focus, custom alerts, beautiful audio dynamics histogram and PDF export of all your measurements.
The PDF export is a quite unique feature. One use case would be to export measurements from live events which will later help you inspect at what particular time you had loudness problems. If you are not working with live events, you can always use the PDF export function to create a nice poster of your favorite song.
Now that every streaming service is slowly moving towards loudness normalization, we have the opportunity to have more dynamics in our songs. We don’t need to compete who is louder anymore which is really nice for the industry. Actually, songs which have more audio dynamics will generally sound better and this is what dynamics graph in Youlean Loudness Meter will help you achieve.
Youlean Loudness Meter is available for Windows and macOS in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats. The PRO version is on sale for the intro price of $27 USD until September 16th, 2018 (regular $47 USD). A license comes with lifetime free updates.
More information: Youlean