Waves Audio has announced the release of VU Meter, a new free plug-in for macOS and Windows.
Here's what they say:
VU meters have been a proven industry standard for decades, across multiple musical genres and platforms, helping engineers to set proper recording levels and to mix with adequate headroom and a well-balanced gain structure.
With smoothness and perfect ballistic response that equals the best hardware VU meters, the Waves VU Meter plugin will help you maintain proper gain staging for a clear and spacious mix. Load the Waves VU Meter on any or all your tracks while recording, in order to make sure your recording levels are not too hot, or, insert it on your master buss and pin it to your screen for a precise visual reference of your mix's overall levels.
- Meter average levels to achieve a well-balanced mix.
- Accurate ballistic response with smooth movement & fast refresh rate.
- Headroom calibration: 4 to 26 dB.
- Classic console VU meter design.