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Software New Levels Meter: Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4.0 is out!

Dear gear addicts,

We are happy to announce Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4.0, a brand new version of our multi-purpose audio levels meter and envelope generation plug-in.


Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro (DPMP) is a unique audio analysis tool that combines very flexible and customizable audio meters with advanced envelope generation and side chaining control capabilities. This new version comes with a completely redesigned user interface and many new features and enhancements: fully customizable meters, crest factor display, levels histograms for precise dynamic range analysis, surround support, a new presets manager, Windows AAX support, multiple display sizes, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, and much more (full list below).

The plug-in is available alone or as part of Blue Cat's Analysis Pack, our flagship audio analysis solution. New customers can purchase both the metering plug-in and its associated bundle with up to 16% off until March 10th. Customers who recently purchased the software (in the past 6 months) will receive the upgrade for free, and others can upgrade to the new version for a small fee. Demo versions can be downloaded on www.bluecataudio.com, in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX formats (32 and 64-bit).

New Features:
- Instant and average crest factor measurement.
- Peak, RMS and crest factor histograms.
- Control the attack and release shape of the peak envelope.
- Surround support (up to 8 channels).
- Brand new fully customizable user interface:
-- New look and feel.
-- Show/hide what you need.
-- Fully customizable meters characteristics (range, headroom, color ranges).
-- Control the brightness of meters and graphs.
-- Meters and curves can now be frozen.
-- New colored statistics display.
-- Multiple display sizes.
-- Improved readability.
-- Animated transitions.
- New integrated presets manager:
-- Load/save presets from the plug-in's user interface.
-- Organize presets with folders.
-- Customize the default preset.
-- Exchange presets easily.
- Automation range and response curve can now be customized for each parameter (in and out).
- Automation and MIDI settings (channel, MIDI learn etc.) are now accessible from the main user interface.
- AAX plug-in format is now also supported on Windows (Pro Tools 10.2 required).
- Audio Suite support for the AAX version for offline levels measurements in Pro Tools.
Improvements:
- Increased levels range (120 dB).
- Increased maximum levels value range for overshoot measurement (up to +10dB).
- Peak average precision has been improved.
- Use hold values and crest factor for transformed envelope generation.
- Simplified transformed envelope generation.
- New presets to get started faster.
- Plug-in name has been shortened for a clearer display in mixer view for most host applications.
- The windows installer now automatically detects the most appropriate VST install path.
- License is now shared between plug-ins types (register only once for all formats).
- Improved value display in fine edit window.
- Improved parameters display on control surfaces.
Optimizations and Performance Improvements:
- Improved parameters precision (now stored as 64-bit).
- More compact presets format (uses less space and loads faster).
- Smaller binaries on Mac (dropped PowerPC support).
Bug Fixes:
- (RTAS) Fixed parameters control with EUCON control surfaces in Pro Tools.
- Fixed user interface issues in Final Cut Pro X.
- Fixed MIDI CC i/o issues with 64-bit VST.
- Fixed user interface display issues in Wavelab on Mac.
- Fixed keyboard stealing issue in Digital Performer 7 on Mac.
- AAX/RTAS on Mac: Fixed audio engine freeze or error issue with Pro Tools on some Mac configurations.

System requirements:
- Intel Mac running Mac OS X Moutain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6), or Leopard (10.5).
- PC running Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP.

Pricing:
Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4: 49 EUR or $66 (instead of 59 EUR or $79)
Upgrade from Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 3: 11 EUR or $15
Blue Cat's Analysis Pack: 206 EUR or $269 (instead of 229 EUR or $299)
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thank you for the improvements...
this is very nice...
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Great meters! Most useful and used of any when I need a Digital Peak Meter (which is always). Plus, the envelope generation is just too cool.

Great to see the upgrades!
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Thanks guys-wonderful news -
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Glad that you like it, thanks!
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To illustrate a feature that is often overlooked, here are a few screenshots of automation output capabilities. MIDI CC data can be recorded in a similar way.

A simple example of application in Pro Tools:



Peak Level recorded in Studio One:



More pics and examples are available on our Facebook or twitter pages.

Feel free to post your own pics as well!
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Software DP Meter Pro 4.01 Update

Hi,

We have just released an update for Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro. At this occasion, the introduction price period has been extended.

This new version (4.01) fixes a few issues for Mac users and brings a new default preset so that the plug-in fits into small laptop sizes when opened the first time.

The plug-in is available alone or as part of Blue Cat's Analysis Pack. The update is free for existing customers, and the new version can be downloaded from the same location as Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4.0.

The introduction period for new customers (16% off the plug-in and 10% off the Analysis pack) has been extended until March 15th. Demo versions can be downloaded on www.bluecataudio.com, in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX formats (32 and 64-bit).

What's new in Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4.01:
- Changed default preset so that the plug-in fits into small laptop screens when opened.
- Mac-VST: Fixed window resize issues on Cubase and Nuendo (Mac).
- Mac-Audio Unit: Fixed random crashes at startup in some host applications.

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hi,
just wanted to let you know that this meter was preventing Audacity 2.0.3 from loading on my mac osx 10.6.8.
i believe it was the AU but i removed both AU and VST from their folders and now Audacity works fine for me.
don't know if it's the plug-in or the host but i'll let both of you know
love the meter though...works good in Reaper / Logic...
thanks,
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edit: it is the AU, the VST is ok...
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Thanks for the heads up. Does this still happen with v4.01? A similar issue was fixed with this update on the Audio Unit.
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ah...i downloaded the v4.01 when it was released but never installed it...
yeh...it works now with this version...thanks!
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ah...i downloaded the v4.01 when it was released but never installed it...
yeh...it works now with this version...thanks!
Great!
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A quick update to let you know that v4.02 have been released, with a few fixes:
- Fixed yellow zone that disappeared in some cases.
- Fixed MIDI and automation settings that were reset when using undo.
- Fixed compare button issues in Pro Tools.
- AAX: Fixed initialization issues on some Pro Tools HD configurations.

Enjoy!
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Is this available as AAX-DSP or just AAX-Native?

I looked for the info but couldn't find a concrete answer
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