Blue Cat DP Meter Pro
Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro (DPMP) is a unique audio analysis tool that combines very flexible and customizable audio meters with advanced side chaining control capabilities thanks to its MIDI and automation outputs.
The metering capabilities of the DPMP plug-in let you control and monitor audio signals exactly the way you want: almost every aspect of the peak, RMS, and crest factor meters can be customized. It proposes five different scales by default, including Bob Katz's popular K-System scales (K-12, K-14, K-20), and you can create your own.
Large colored statistics displays following your own scales are included for an overview of a track, while histograms give you a precise measurement of the dynamic range of the track. The graphs show the evolution of the audio envelopes over time, and the mid-side switch lets you verify mono compatibility problems and check the "stereoness" of your audio sources very easily. Whether you are working with mono, stereo, or surround tracks, this plug-in will fit into your workflow.
All envelopes (peak, RMS, crest factor...) can be reused for additional monitoring or side chaining purposes: combined together, reversed, modified, and recorded as automation curves or sent as MIDI CC messages, they can control other effects in real-time.
The DP Meter Pro Tutorials explain how to use these unique capabilities in your favorite host. Possibilities are endless, from voice-over and ducking to side chain compression, multiple tracks monitoring, or dynamic stereo enhancement. It is also possible to control external MIDI hardware (such synths, MIDI effects), video effects, or lighting systems with an audio signal.
Blue Cat Audio Standards:
Available in most plug-in formats for Mac and Windows.
Full MIDI control and automation support, MIDI Learn.
No CPU load on idle: processing shuts down when fed with silence (optimal CPU usage).
Customizable user interface with transparency & zoom.
Automation and MIDI output: record output parameters as automation curves or send MIDI CC messages to other plug-ins for powerful side chain effects.
Smooth Bypass: noiseless plug-in activation / deactivation.
Full featured integrated presets manager.
Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances.
Any sample rate supported.
Fixed layout issue with some controls introduced in previous update
Added Apple Silicon support for AAX Plug-in Format.
Fixed VST3 version not always loading properly in Ableton Live 11.
Improved VST parameter value display in some host applications.
Added an option in global & preset input settings to send MIDI events when MIDI-enabled parameters are modified in the plug-in (to update control surfaces accordingly).
Improved undo management and automation when using the mouse wheel to move knobs.
Fixed VST & VST3 automation not recording properly in some hosts for output parameters (Cubase 11, Ableton Live).
AAX: Fixed erratic mouse behavior in Pro Tools on Mac.
Mac: installers and plug-ins have been notarized to avoid security warnings on Mac OS Catalina and newer.