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 LevelView by Grimm Audio is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an RTAS Plugin.
LevelView
Product LevelView
Developer Grimm Audio
Price (MSRP)
€ 350.00 excl. VAT
Type / Tags Loudness MeterATSCEBU R128Loudness MeterLoudness Range
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LevelView is a highly innovative real time loudness meter. Its 'Rainbow meter', based upon the 'Bendy Meter' concept of BBC Research, gives the user continuous insight in recent loudness levels of the program material. The arches of the rainbow all have different integration times: the outer ring shows loudness of the last 3s, every step inward triples the time span. This technique has proven to offer a very convenient monitor view during a mix process.

"LevelView is the most innovative real time solution for EBU R128 and ATSC A/85 compliance."

Outside of the rainbow meter, a faster 'Momentary loudness' meter is shown. It is modeled on vintage light spot meters that offer a display with continuous brightness, which is less fatiguing for the eye than the rapidly changing light intensity of a bar graph meter. Next to the Rainbow the 'Integrated loudness' is shown in large digits. It can be used to aim for the target loudness of your program. Below this number, a table with all EBU loudness descriptors can be found. And on the left side of the meter a large histogram with Loudness Range indication completes this versatile plugin.

LevelView runs in most DAWs on both Mac and PC. It offers you the finest view on loudness and will surely fascinate your customers. Seeing is believing, so download LevelView from our Web Shop today. In trial mode the program has a 14 days evaluation period.

Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By tommyzai
December 28, 2013

LevelView by Grimm Audio is a comprehensive real-time rainbow (arc) loudness meter. It comes in both plugin and application form. The package also includes LevelViewS, which is a simpler version with less information. Both versions can do it all, but LevelView is more visually suited for extended files like film scores, classical music, etc., and LevelViewS is more suited for sound bytes, trailers, pop tracks, and so on. I am using this metering system for educational purposes, mixing, and mastering; however, it has recently become mandatory that television broadcasting (both in Europe and the US), use loudness meters like this to comply with an array of new standards.

The cool blue color is easy on the eyes. It clearly displays headroom and overloaded signals. I prefer LevelView's rainbow display over bar, the old style VU, jellyfish, and radar. This certainly is VU meter 2.0! It's easier for me to read and follow. Using LevelView can be aurally and visually addictive. It provides an excellent reference and indicator over time to help users to make the necessary adjustments to optimize volumes and create the best sounding track.

I quickly discovered the following:

  1. Outside Arc: fast momentary loudness.
  2. Outer Arc: maintains up to three seconds of audio.
  3. Inner Arc: displays longer times (tripled).

PROS

  • Easy to use, yet powerful.
  • Looks great and helps make audio sound great.
  • Automatically follows DAW's transport activity.
  • Excellent developer support and communication.

CONS

  • None to speak of. LevelView is beyond what I expected.

CONCLUSION

LevelView is a fascinating loudness metering system that is hard to go without once you try it. Compared to the other high-end volume metering systems available, this one is a great value. If there is such a thing as a "loudness war," once it's ended LevelView will help make sure your audio is still standing! I highly recommend LevelView to anyone who is serious about seeing, hearing, and feeling their production (tracking, mixing) and post production (mastering) audio levels and then making the necessary adjustments to optimize their creation. Tommy Zai gives LevelView two LOUD thumbs up. Thank you Grimm Audio for creating a plugin/app that helps me create music that sounds (and looks) so cool.

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