Accessible Peak Meter ~ Realtime Sonification


Accessible Peak Meter uses real-time sonification to deliver information to the user about audio levels and peaks in audio signals, and so supports core activities in audio production. Accessible Peak Meter 3 is an extended development of Accessible Peak Meter. It adds more meter modes (RMS, EBU, VU/PPM, Truepeak, Dialnorm and Dynamic Range).

Accessible Peak Meter was developed in 2014/2015 at Queen Mary University of London as part of the Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration research project ( depic.eecs.qmul.ac.uk ).

More information about Accessible Peak Meter can be found at depic.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/apm

USAGE
The plug-in comes with the following tweakable parameters:

  1. Sonification Type: to switch between continuous mode , clipping mode and clip tone mode. “Clip tone” sonficates as soon level is above threshold .
  2. Dry: controls the level of the input audio, namely the audio content you want to analyze;
  3. Wet: controls the level of the sonification;
  4. Tone: controls height of the sonification tone in clip tone mode;
  5. Threshold: sets the threshold for the clipping mode, it has no effect on the continous mode
  6. Decay: this only affects the continuous mode sonification. The value ranges from 1 second down to 0.05 seconds. This is the time the meter would take to decay from 0 db to -inf after an impulse. These numbers don’t give a real feeling of how the sonification will sound – it is easier to think that when set to 0.05 the sonification will stop pretty immediately when you stop the audio; whereas if the value is set to 1, it will take longer to decay. In general, though, the latter sounds cleaner and normally the audio level doesn’t go all the way down to silence, as during the decay it encounters other peaks that bring it back up. So it’s up to you to find the right trade off.
  7. DAW sync: if set to “on”, meter reset is synced with DAW start playing. Only applicable for program loudness modes like RMS/EBU/DialNorm IL and PLR
  8. Meter Mode: sets the meter modes. Please to note that all meter modes are calibrated to 0 dBFS, 0 dBTP, 0 LUFS, 0LKFS, 0 VUFS and 0 PPMFS
    1. Peak: same as AccessiblePeakMeter, dBFS
    2. TruePeak: based on ITU BS1770.4, dBTP  
    3. VU: peak meter, 300ms integration time, VUFS
    4. PPM: peak meter, target, PPMFS
    5. RMS: 600ms integration time, AES-17, dBFS 
    6. EBU: EBU R128, target level -23 LUFS, LUFS
    7. DialNorm: gated, target level -24 LKFS, LKFS
    8. DR: PLR/PSR, dB

The AccessiblePeakMeter3 provides access to the parameters by exposing them to inspectors – such as ReaAccess plug-in or the Cakewalk Sonar inspector – in a clear and well formatted way.

www.tbproaudio.de/products/accessiblemeters

GSatPlus ~ Freeware Saturation Plugin


GSat+ is derived from the saturation module on the TBProAudio CS5501V2 channel strip plug-in, but adds extra features requested and suggested by the Gearspace.com team. It has several different saturation modes, high tweakability, oversampling, old-school VU meters and cross-platform software compatibility – as well as a button to take you directly to Gearspace.com in case you need any tips, tricks or inspiration or want to swap presets with other users.

Features:

  • Saturation with three different “tube-based” character modes
  • Clip protection
  • VU meters
  • Signal monitoring
  • Over sampling
  • Plug-in bypass
  • Preset management
  • Large and easy to use freely-scalable GUI
  • 64-bit internal processing
  • Very efficient CPU usage design

www.tbproaudio.de/products/gsatplus

VU Meter ~ Standalone Windows App


A volume unit (VU) meter or standard volume indicator (SVI) is a device displaying a representation of the signal level in audio equipment.

Application is implemented on XNA platform. XNA redistributable 4 is required and it is included in installer.

 

vumeter

sourceforge.net/projects/vumeter

foo_logitech_lcd ~ Foobar2000 & Logitech LCDs


A component to display visualisations and track information on a variety of Logitech LCD screens.

Features:

  • Support for monochrome LCDs (G13, G15, G510 & Z-10)
  • Support for colour LCDs (G19)
  • 11 different visualisations (4 spectrum analysers, 4 oscilloscopes, 3 VU meters)
  • Track info display
  • Massively customisable

www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_logitech_lcd

mvMeter2 ~ Freeware Multivariable Meter


mvMeter2 is a multivariable meter including RMS, EBUR128, VU and PPM measurement. mvMeter2 is the successor of mvMeter and adds single/dual meter display, adjustable reference level for all meter modes, adjustable meter delay and preset management.

Features:

  • behavior of classic analog VU and PPM meters
  • multiple measurement modes: PEAK, RMS, EBU R128, VU and PPM
  • multi channel metering: stereo, left, right, mid, side
  • single and dual meter display
  • adjustable reference level for all meter modes
  • adjustable meter delay
  • preset management
  • adjustable pre-gain including gain matching
  • instance label
  • large and accurate live meters
  • 64-bit internal processing
  • 5 different meter themes
  • GUI resizing up 400%, ready for 4k displays
  • free of charge

mvMeter2

www.tb-software.com/TBProAudio/mvmeter2

AIMP ~ Full Featured Music Player


AIMP is a powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.

Multi-format Playback:
.CDA, .AAC, .AC3, .APE, .DTS, .FLAC, .IT, .MIDI, .MO3, .MOD, .M4A, .M4B,
.MP1, .MP2, .MP3, .MPC, .MTM, .OFR, .OGG, .OPUS, .RMI, .S3M, .SPX, .TAK,
.TTA, .UMX, .WAV, .WMA, .WV, .XM, .DSF, .DFF, MKA, AA3, AT3, OMA, .WebM,
.MPEG-DASH (YouTube)

Features:

  • CUE Sheet support
  • Output support ~ DirectSound / ASIO / WASAPI / WASAPI Exclusive
  • 32-bit audio processing for the best quality!
  • Listen to internet-radio stations in OGG / WAV / MP3 / AAC / AAC+ formats
  • Capture stream to APE, FLAC, OGG, WAV, WV, WMA and MP3 formats
  • Capture stream as is for MP3 / AAC / AAC+ formats
  • Creating bookmarks and playback queue
  • Rating and auto-marks
  • Collecting statistics about tracks listening
  • Automatic calculations of rating and marks for listened tracks
  • Support for plugins ~ You can add new utilities or extend already existing ones
  • Build-in scrobbler / Last.fm, Libre.fm and ListenBrainz services are supported
  • Clouds / OneDrive, Google.Drive, DropBox, Облако@mail.ru, Яндекс.Диск and Custom WebDAV clouds are supported
  • Podcasts
  • Hot keys ~ Configure local and global hotkeys as you wish!
  • Multi-user mode support ~ Several users working on one computer? No problem!
  • Multi-language interface
  • Great functionality and user-friendly interface
  • Support for 4K and High DPI / Following scale factors are supported: 125%, 150%, 175%, 200%
  • Flexible program options
aimp

www.aimp.ru
aimp2.us

Icons:
aablab.deviantart.com/art/Aimp-3-anthracite-icons-260461145
www.deviantart.com/aablab/art/AIMP3-BW-Icons-190763277

Skins:
aablab.deviantart.com/art/AIMP-3-Skin-Editor-258029733
www.deviantart.com/ddkonstantinov/art/A-Graph-ver-1-0-294252760
www.deviantart.com/merydev/art/MetalikGlass-Light-for-AIMP3-258995954
www.deviantart.com/yamshikoff/art/Metro-for-AIMP3-v3-Final-279912238
www.deviantart.com/raidero1/art/ZiX-for-AIMP3-273232347
www.myaimp.com/skins
angelag.ucoz.ru

VU Meter Skins:
www.aimp.ru/forum/index.php?topic=52865.0

JSound ~ Multiplatform Audio Player


Best level of equalization sound, convert to your audio format, listen to web radio, show music representations with spectrum and VU meters. Set equalization in played music, apply effects. Feel the difference and change your music listening experience.

Features:

  • Play many formats
  • Stream Web Radio
  • Equalizer 31 bands (Left and Right)
  • Find and download music
  • Sound Effects
  • Audio Converter
  • Spectrum Analyzer
  • VU Meter
  • Preamp
  • Tag Editor
  • Cover-Art
  • Lyrics in real time
  • More accurate equalizer
  • Equalizer Smooth control
  • Music downloads more efficient
  • Spectrum now in gradient or one color
  • New engine for lyrics
  • New engine for covers
  • Cut Music (wav editor)
  • CD Ripper
  • Automatic Update
  • Music Statistics

jsound

www.youtube.com/user/JSoundPlayer
sourceforge.net/projects/jortegasound

kmeter ~ K-System Audio Meter


Implementation of a K-System meter according to Bob Katz’ specifications.

K-Meter supports mono, stereo and 5.1 surround sound signals. All meters have been thoroughly validated. The average meter reads either RMS levels or ITU BS.1770-1 loudness weighted levels.

kmeter_thumb

http://www.mzuther.de/en/software/kmeter

Audacious ~ Open Source Audio Player


Audacious is an open source audio player. A descendant of XMMS, Audacious plays your music how you want it, without stealing away your computer’s resources from other tasks. Drag and drop folders and individual song files, search for artists and albums in your entire music library, or create and edit your own custom playlists. Listen to CD’s or stream music from the Internet. Tweak the sound with the graphical equalizer or experiment with LADSPA effects. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins. Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, to set an alarm in the morning, and more.

Audacious

audacious-media-player.org
audacious-media-player.org/download
VU Meters