Stereo level balance plugin?

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KVRAF
1714 posts since 28 Dec, 2007

Post Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:30 pm

Is there a plugin I can use to balance a stereo track?

This is for when I send audio out to a stereo hardware processor - that has individual gain level make-up on channel A and B...I usually match by ear - but its not a very exact science...would quite like to be able to measure it accurately with a plugin...
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KVRAF
12543 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:05 am

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KVRAF
6583 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:00 am

There is also DDMF Stereoerets.
http://www.ddmf.eu/product.php?id=5
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It hasn't been updated for a while, but it's good.

Also http://sleepytimedsp.com/software/str-bundle/
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KVRAF

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1714 posts since 28 Dec, 2007

Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:19 pm

thanks for the replies...

The StereoeretS looks cool but its just got a phase meter and whilst that looks useful its still a bit all over the place when trying to centre a signal...I have the TRacks CS which has that built in...

There must be a plugin that shows more accurately where in the panorama the centre balance is?

Im on mac and none of those other plugins help as I understand it - phase correlation meters...
Presets for u-he Diva -> http://swanaudio.co.uk/

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KVRAF
2291 posts since 18 Apr, 2001 from The Netherlands

Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:54 pm

analoguesamples909 wrote:Im on mac and none of those other plugins help as I understand it - phase correlation meters...
I think you are looking for this :
http://www.fluxhome.com/products/freewares/stereotool

Mac compatible and FREE :D
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KVRAF

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1714 posts since 28 Dec, 2007

Post Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:35 am

crimsonwarlock wrote:
analoguesamples909 wrote:Im on mac and none of those other plugins help as I understand it - phase correlation meters...
I think you are looking for this :
http://www.fluxhome.com/products/freewares/stereotool

Mac compatible and FREE :D
thats very cool thanks. I'll try it although it does look a bit like one of those corrolation meters...but perhaps thats as good as it gets...
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KVRAF
12543 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:41 am

Simple VU meter (Peak & RMS) also for Mac:
http://www.kvraudio.com/product/level-m ... rig-sonics
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Not too expensive :shrug:
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KVRAF
2291 posts since 18 Apr, 2001 from The Netherlands

Post Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:46 am

analoguesamples909 wrote:
crimsonwarlock wrote:
analoguesamples909 wrote:Im on mac and none of those other plugins help as I understand it - phase correlation meters...
I think you are looking for this :
http://www.fluxhome.com/products/freewares/stereotool

Mac compatible and FREE :D
thats very cool thanks. I'll try it although it does look a bit like one of those corrolation meters...but perhaps thats as good as it gets...
It indeed HAS a correlation meter, but it IS a stereo management tool:
Stereo Tool features ultra precise control of input gain and individual pan for left and right channels. A phase inverter is available on each channel. Global stereo pan and stereo width settings are also implemented to complete the management of the stereo signal.
Besides the correlation meter it has a few more metering options on board:
Stereo Tool also offers accurate visual feedback reflecting the signal content. A vector scope display, PPM meters for both inputs and outputs, and a phase correlation meter permanently monitor the signal.
It is (and has been for years) my primary go-to tool for stereo-field adjustment and measurement :D
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Ragnarök VST-synthesizer co-creator with Full Bucket

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KVRAF

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1714 posts since 28 Dec, 2007

Post Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:35 am

its really nice...but not 64 bit :(

maybe they will update...
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2224 posts since 30 Jul, 2001 from montreal, quebec,canada

Post Sun May 18, 2014 6:16 pm

why not just feed your hardware processor a 1Khz tone
look at the return of your soundcard with your Daw's Meter ?

this is assuming your hardware has a Led or screen
with indication of the volume its receiving the tone

u want gain staging not Spectral & phase metering
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