VU meters for free

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
Trancit
KVRAF
2853 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:25 am

ENV1 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:22 pm
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Im afraid i have to stand corrected.

I just did some checking out of curiosity (like i said i dont normally use those other modes) and it turns out that the metering itself does not change to VU. The switch really only changes the ballistics, i.e. how the meter responds to the signal. But the actual scale remains the same. (Seems a bit pointless that way, but anyhow.)

So if 'true' VU metering is required then FreeG is not the right plugin. I think Sleepy-Time Records Stereo Channel would fit the bill for that. (ATN69 has a link in his post.)
At least half way right... I was half way wrong :tu:

Trancit
KVRAF
2853 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:30 am

pascual wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:45 pm
Ok, but how about the second part of the question. Can I use the meters on vintage warmer without touching any other parameters and get the same results?
I’m trying a gain staging strategy I’ve read about in a couple of places that requires a vu meter...
And bummer about the freeG which I really like. I didn’t know about the back panel thing....
I think that´s a quite dangerous approach...
Afaik Vintage Warmer emulates saturation already in it´s default stage according to the input level...

So either you should feed it only at very low levels or better looking for a pure metering solution...

Do these all not work for you??
https://www.kvraudio.com/plugins/effect ... st#results

That`s a good article too: https://bluebuzzmusic.com/best-free-vu- ... lugin-vst/
And here the way to get the Presonus one for free: https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2019/1 ... -vu-meter/

pascual
KVRist
467 posts since 15 Jul, 2003 from costa rica / oregon

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:03 am

Trancit wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:30 am
pascual wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:45 pm
Ok, but how about the second part of the question. Can I use the meters on vintage warmer without touching any other parameters and get the same results?
I’m trying a gain staging strategy I’ve read about in a couple of places that requires a vu meter...
And bummer about the freeG which I really like. I didn’t know about the back panel thing....
I think that´s a quite dangerous approach...
Afaik Vintage Warmer emulates saturation already in it´s default stage according to the input level...

So either you should feed it only at very low levels or better looking for a pure metering solution...

Do these all not work for you??
https://www.kvraudio.com/plugins/effect ... st#results

That`s a good article too: https://bluebuzzmusic.com/best-free-vu- ... lugin-vst/
And here the way to get the Presonus one for free: https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2019/1 ... -vu-meter/
I’m gonna give them a try. For some reason my search wasn’t as successful. (I’m on a Mac}
paz por esos mundos

Mik_lo
KVRist
55 posts since 6 May, 2017

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:17 am

I know you said free, but klanghelm vumt costs next to nothing.

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GaryG
KVRAF
6043 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:48 am

That's the free one I'd recommend.
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Halonmusic
KVRAF
3884 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:03 am

Sleepy Time Records DSP:

https://vst4free.com/plugin/1216/
Stereo Channel

https://vst4free.com/plugin/1215/
Mono Channel

Signal Noise/Sender Spike:

https://senderspike.wordpress.com/2019/ ... -vu-meter/
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zeep
KVRAF
1739 posts since 17 May, 2005

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:29 am

ENV1 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:39 am
Ultra Precise Metering + Fader if you need it.

Ballistics, PanLaw, etc. on the backpanel.

To me still the best.

https://www.sonalksis.com/freeg.html

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I wanted to revisit this one after many years. Sadly the download requires a software manager installation. For one free plugin..

Can somebody upload the 64bit dll? Or the OSX vst is also good.

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Teksonik
KVRAF
13797 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:08 am

chk071 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:39 am
Hmm... I remember a VU meter being for free for Studio One users. I have it my account. I'm just not sure if it is still free, and, of course, if you own Studio One anyway.
Looks like the free Presonus VU Meter now works in all (VST3 capable) DAWs:

https://shop.presonus.com/VU-Meter
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KVRian
561 posts since 11 Jun, 2019

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:45 pm

Melda free Bundle has some Analytics including a Metering Plugin.
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