Is there any 'Auto Level Matching' VST like this?

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4tune
KVRian
933 posts since 7 Nov, 2003

Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:34 am

I recently tried the demo for PSP Xenon as they've got their sale on and I was really impressed with the auto gain adjustment on the output which seemed pretty accurate to me.

So, is there a plug that can do this sort of matching for any VST in my host? i.e. I could put any compressor or chain of VSTs in and have this VST match input (RMS?) loudness to output.

I realise this would likely need some parallel/modular routing as it would have to be able to monitor input aswell as output, but could be really handy for quick AB-ing.

edit: thinking about this I guess it would be difficult to have a neutral plug like this outside other vsts as the plug would be a compressor by nature itself? but then could it work on a snapshot of audio instead?
Last edited by 4tune on Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:45 am, edited 4 times in total.

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maurone dj
KVRist
249 posts since 30 Sep, 2007 from Roma

Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:37 am

+1 for me but I don't think it exists!

I asked this few times ago with no reply!
God save the Groove!

4tune
KVRian
933 posts since 7 Nov, 2003

Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:43 am

maurone dj wrote:+1 for me but I don't think it exists!

I asked this few times ago with no reply!
Consider this a +1 for your thread! :)

Would be super useful even for quick ABing of different plugs even if you had to delete it make manual adjustments later for a full mix.

No_Use
KVRAF
2350 posts since 13 Mar, 2004

Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:47 am

There's this:

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/mcdodo_ ... _dodo_bird

I don't know if/how good it works though.

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Burillo
KVRAF
3378 posts since 15 Nov, 2006 from Hell

Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:51 am

try Hornet AutoGain
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4tune
KVRian
933 posts since 7 Nov, 2003

Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:59 am

No_Use wrote:There's this:

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/mcdodo_ ... _dodo_bird

I don't know if/how good it works though.
Seems to work nicely for a quick A/B so far, thanks! Great the way it works with streaming between two instances so you can use it in a linear fx chain too!

Burillo wrote:try Hornet AutoGain
Looks interesting aswell, next on the list to test thanks!

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asdfrewq
KVRist
58 posts since 6 Sep, 2013

Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:02 pm

Burillo wrote:try Hornet AutoGain
+1

or

Blue Cat Gain

http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_GainSuite/

I think you put one before the compressor and one after then link them and I believe they can do the auto gain makeup...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUSsdMpN2yE

4tune
KVRian
933 posts since 7 Nov, 2003

Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:21 pm

asdfrewq wrote:
Burillo wrote:try Hornet AutoGain
+1

or

Blue Cat Gain

http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_GainSuite/

I think you put one before the compressor and one after then link them and I believe they can do the auto gain makeup...
This one doesn't seem to react to the audio but is a paired gainer, where the dB parameters compensate each other directly.

Still a useful plug though!

cheers

4tune
KVRian
933 posts since 7 Nov, 2003

Post Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:45 am

Have to say after using for a bit, the blue cat gain does the job nicely!

Even though you may have to adjust the makeup of the 'sandwiched' compressor, and it's not fully automatic, it speeds things up and the small adjustments you do need to make are easier as they are already in the right ballpark. Equally it doesn't make any unwanted automatic jumps.

thanks again asdfrewq (quick name to type btw) and bluecat!

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