-updated September 29, 2020-
Meter: LVC style
LVC-Meter is a free plugin that builds on all of the metering features of Toned-MAX, Limited-Z, and Clipped-MAX. This may be nothing new, but there might be times when you need the LVC style meters but not all of the other plugin features.
LVC-Meter includes a spectrum analyzer, stereo vectorscope, and a waveform history view. All of the meters utilize true-peak monitoring for determining intersample peak levels (i.e., “overs”). In addition, LVC-Meter functions in EBU mode, K-System metering, and standard dBFS mode.
Why have a meter plugin that monitors stereo and true-peak levels without having the ability to adjust things Good question, and LVC-Audio agrees. LVC-Meter includes three simple but valuable controls: GAIN, BALANCE, and WIDTH. Both the GAIN and BALANCE controls have extra fine settings accessible by right-clicking on the knobs. These extra settings allow for precise gain and balance adjustment. Perfect for a final gain stage.
Adjustable true-peak level for visualizing overs
User configurable colors
Configurable spectrum analyzer settings (e.g., window type, fft size, overlap)
FloatDither: 32-bit dithering based on Chris’s work at Airwindows (https://www.airwindows.com/ditherfloat/)
XML-based preset system for saving, importing, and exporting user presets
System Requirements and Specifications
Windows: VST, VST3, and AAX plugin formats. LVC-Meter requires Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 machines with a processor that supports SSE2 (AMD or Intel processor from around 2004 or later). An iLok device is required to use the AAX format.
OS X: AU, VST, VST3, and AAX plugin formats. LVC-Meter requires OS X 10.8 or later, and an Intel Core2Duo processor (or better). An iLok device is required to use the AAX format.
Download LVC-Meter and user manual (still in development)
– Version 1.0.8
Fix AAX issue with resizing
Save GUI size for each preset
Improved oversampling with AVX2 CPUs (Haswell and newer) on Windows – impacts ISP detection and metering
– Version 1.0.7
Fix compatibility with Acustica plugins
Improve speed of resizing
Improve preset controls on OS X
– Version 1.0.6
Significant improvement with image resampling by replacing bilinear with AVIR (https://github.com/avaneev/avir) from Aleksey Vaneev from Voxengo
Adding hover-over indicators for most controls
Fix resizing with certain hosts and VST format, as well as improving display on smaller screens
CPU usage improvements
– Version 1.0.5
Add magnitude display in spectrum analyzer (configurable via XML config file)
– Version 1.0.4
Minor fixes and tweaks
Frequency display in spectrum analyzer (left click)
Fixed moveable controls being dragged off screen
– Version 1.0.3