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Free metering VST for master channel
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Free metering VST for master channel

I thought about posting this in the electronic music forum, but when it comes to metering all the experts hang out here I guess And it's kinda a pre-mastering question.

The basis metering in ableton, well it's really basic, hard to read and don't know how well I can trust it.

Most important for me is to be able to see reasonably good if a mix has -6db headroom for example. When I make a demo most labels ask for such a version (without processing on the master channel ofcourse).

So can you guys recommend a free plugin with reasonable good metering that is suitable for this goal?
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The new TDR Limiter no.6 (Trial version is free and unrestricted)
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The new TDR Limiter no.6 (Trial version is free and unrestricted)
I decided to try this one since I already used the old version for my own amateur mastering chain. nice that it has no limitations!
Old 5 days ago
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Voxengo SPAN...
free, lots of different meter modes, awesome analyzer, scaleable window.
great value!
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SPAN is a great choice for sure:

Free Spectrum Analyzer Plugin, FFT, Real-Time [VST, AU, AAX] - SPAN | Voxengo

The sweepable bandpass to scan frequencies can be really handy too.

If you're willing to invest a very modest amount, VUMT is another good way to check levels in several ways with a few very useful functions built-in:

https://klanghelm.com/contents/products/VUMT/VUMT.php

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Thanks for the tip macc, didn't realize that one was free!
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The sweepable bandpass to scan frequencies can be really handy too.
hmm that sounds like a useful feature, maybe I should try this one too
Old 5 days ago
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If you happen to have have an RME interface then Digicheck is a free standalone program (that can sit on top of your DAW window if desired) that has a variety of very useful meters and other analysis modules including standard RMS/peak meters as well as the new standard ITU/EBU Loudness meter.
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