Permenent audio spectrum on screen while producing?
I use Ableton for music production and am constantly having to load Spectrum analyzers into channels to see where the sound is peaking and making sure I have good range. Is there some software or plugin that will ALWAYS stay on screen that shows the spectrum for all audio output?
It would just be much easier to always have the spectrum up on my 2nd monitor going to my master audio output instead of having to click on the channel, click on the effects rack, expand the spectrum every time I want to check it.
I tried searching here, for a permanent Ableton spectrum, for random spectrum software that displayed audio output...and just can't find one.
If you download image line juice pack, they have two visualisers - spectrogram and a frequency graph, and you can set them to stay on top and be transparent for mouse clicks. Works well.
Juice pack is $69/99 of I remember correctly
It shows frequency distribution over time, and you can load in spectral curves of your favorite mixes to compare. It doesn't have any "auto- eq" functions, but those in my experience are pretty much useless. It has some good metering as well.
Put it on your master as remote337 says, and drag it to another screen if you have one. Works great.
I personally opt for doing this off of my audio interface, by sending a duplicate version of my master bus output to an ancient laptop running various tools there. I also have RME Digicheck on my main DAW machine but find it to be more useful for RMS & Peak monitoring than spectral analysis (where it's useful only in the roughest sense).