DRMeter is a universal metering plug–in for stereo bus masters. DRMeter, a faithful recreation of the legendary TT DR Meter for modern production environments, addresses an unfulfilled need for all engineers concerned with dynamic range issues.
Available for all major plug–in formats, including VST2/VST3 and AAX for macOS and Windows plus AU for macOS, DRMeter offers two essential options for metering plus specialized measurement for DR dynamic range. DR is visually displayed as a real time bar meter plus corresponding numeric fields. Sample Peak Program and RMS amplitude are also shown as nested meters and numeric readouts.
DR is a de facto standard created in 2009 to gauge the amount dynamic range compression being applied to popular music. The broad adoption of the DR measurement system paved the way for the movement toward, and eventual adoption of, loudness control standards now in place worldwide. DRMeter's measurement method conforms to the trusted standard first employed by the TT DR Meter. Its display algorithms follow MAAT's guiding philosophy of careful attention to appearance and ballistics, achieving the best match between the aural impression heard by an engineer, and the optical rendering by the meters.
When used with the companion DROffline utility, the DRMeter plug–in acts as a real time gauge of dynamic density, providing preflight checks during mixing and mastering. With DROffline, a song or entire album can be measured to generate an official DR value.