Youlean Loudness Meter wins KVR Developer Challenge 2016


KVR Audio has announced the winners of its KVR Developer Challenge 2016, its free-for-all audio plug-in/audio application/soundware design event.

Youlean Loudness Meter

Thanks to everyone who entered, everyone who has donated, so far, and everyone who has voted. There was a great assortment of entries, but the top three were all effect plug-ins, two of them delays! So, what were they… read on:

1st: Youlean Loudness Meter by Youlean

In first place, and a clear winner by almost 100 votes, was Youlean Loudness Meter, by Youlean, a loudness measurement plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows in VST2, VST3 and AU plug-in formats.

As both a Mac and Windows entry, Youlean Loudness Meter wins 60% of the prize fund plus, of course, the trip to The 2017 NAMM Show, courtesy of the good folks at NAMM.

Second place went to Lagrange by Ursa DSP, and third place was for Spaceship Delay from Musical Entropy.

The soundware category was won by Noizefield Instruments with its Refractor, a Karplus Strong based synthesizer for Native Instruments Reaktor.

All 41 entries in the challenge will remain available as a free download.

More information: KVR Audio / Developer Challenge 2016

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A well deserved win even though I must admit that it definitely was not I voted for personally in the #1 spot Ronnie, It was a really good Developer Challenge with a load of variety. If it wasn’t probably obvious, I had to give AXP SoftAmp’s Tech 21 NYC Sansamp PSA-1 inspired offering, I’ve been into each of Alex’s releases since the start and this latest is next level, A seriously talented and top-notch gentleman :) I can completely see why this one won, I mean for an equivalent tool an engineer especially any working on post, broadcast and now… Read more »


I’m not surprised you picked SoftAmp’s PSA. I’ll probably get the most use out of Lagrange myself, lovely delay for sure.
To be honest I haven’t had much time to check everything out yet. I’m sure there are a few more gems in there. I’ll have to check out Refractor too, looks interesting enough.
Best wishes to you and your family, Dean!