TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

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TB-ProAudio
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445 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Post Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:32 pm

TBProAudio releases dpMeter, a precise digital audio multi channel meter including RMS, EBUR128 and TruePeak measurement.

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dpMeter offers following features:
  • click-free 64-bit internal processing
  • 2 measurement modes: RMS/EBU R128
  • multi channel metering: 2-6 RMS channels, 2.0 stereo, 4.0, 4.1 and 5.1 surround
  • RMS: integrated, momentary, peak and true peak
  • EBU R128: integrated, momentary, short term, true pack and loudness range
  • true peak measurement based on ITU 1770
  • continuous/synced measurement
  • record metering results as automation data
  • large and accurate live meters

System Requirements:
  • Windows XP or newer
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or newer
  • Win: 32/64 Bit VST, 32/64 Bit VST3, 32 Bit RTAS, 32/64 Bit AAX
  • OS X: 32/64 Bit VST, 32/64 Bit VST3, 32/64 Bit AU, 32 Bit RTAS, 32/64 Bit AAX
  • Tested with: Cockos Reaper, Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo/Wavelab 6/7/8


Price: free
Last edited by TB-ProAudio on Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:55 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Lesha
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1401 posts since 18 Feb, 2005 from Serbia

Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:11 pm

I can't believe no one has commented on this, this plugin is awesome, and is on par with commercial plugins which cost hundreds of $/€.

My suggestion to the developer - please put it in KVR database, it makes it easier to track version updates.
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TB-ProAudio
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445 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:05 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback.
We will add dpMeter to the KVR database.

TB-ProAudio

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Lesha
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Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:02 am

Thanks :tu:
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ObsoleteAcc99
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Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:27 am

Thank you very much, looks great. :)

Tapehead
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Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:51 am

Thank you very much for this one!!!
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subterfuge
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215 posts since 7 Sep, 2012

Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:04 pm

Been on my master channel ever since it was released, great meter. Before that I used the Reaper JS version, kind of a pre-version of this one.

xamido
KVRian
1293 posts since 1 May, 2010

Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:17 pm

How did i miss this one? Thanks for the freebie.

fese
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945 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:32 am

I have no use for R128, but the RMS view looks like it could be a worthy successor for the trusty old DFX RMS Buddy (which is pretty much the only 32bit plugin i still use). Thanks!

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Lesha
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1401 posts since 18 Feb, 2005 from Serbia

Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:44 pm

fese wrote:I have no use for R128, but the RMS view looks like it could be a worthy successor for the trusty old DFX RMS Buddy (which is pretty much the only 32bit plugin i still use). Thanks!
I think you will find different results with htese two, DFX RMS Buddy shows RMS 3 dB lower than dpMeter (same as DBFS metering in Voxengo Span).

Could someone explain the difference and which is the correct one?


Edit: I have found a thread about it - http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... &p=4965344
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Lesha
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Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:04 pm

So, it seems that dpMeter shows RMS value incorrectly (RMS and RMS +3 dB in Meter Mode options)?
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subterfuge
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215 posts since 7 Sep, 2012

Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:33 am

I only use the EBU R128 side so haven't paid attention to the RMS. Checking it now, single channel (mono signals) seem to be shown correct. Stereo will show 3dB less than the few other meters I compared it with.

edited: more or less...
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Lesha
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Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:33 pm

Could anyone from TBProAudio confirm this?
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Lesha
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Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:17 pm

There is a new version released. I would also like my previous question answered if possible.

Changelog

1.3.1:
RTAS: sync DAW (start/stop) fixed
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445 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Re: TBProAudio releases dpMeter - Free Digital Precision Meter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:09 pm

subterfuge wrote:I only use the EBU R128 side so haven't paid attention to the RMS. Checking it now, single channel (mono signals) seem to be shown correct. Stereo will show 3dB less than the few other meters I compared it with.

edited: more or less...
Sorry, i missed your question.
So, i can only compare dpMeter RMS measurement to SPAN.
SPAN measures RMS value of each channel independently, dp Meter (in RMS dbFS mode) simply adds all active channels, in stereo left+right.
Example: you have a stereo signal with -29dB each, SPAN will show for each channel -29dB. dpMeter will show -26dB (left+right). You can check this by selecting left or right channel (channel config) in dpMeter.

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