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Hi guys,

anyone knows some free plugin similar to dynameter to mesure the song dynamic?

Or either a way to have dynameter for free?

Even these quite simple plugins are quite pricey, like 80 bucks for a meter?? woo.

 

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45 minutes ago, John Vere said:

I thought you had the youlean loudness meter?

That doesn't tell you if the overall song dynamic is ok or is flat.

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The Dynameter does look like a great tool. It makes a complicated task a lot easier. I will pass on the $125 Can price tag as my music seems fine without it but I would defiantly think about it if it was more like $30-$40. I think that's what the You Lean meter was and it has more than paid for itself.  

I think the reason I don't have an issue is the way I use compression and limiting. I always set them so there is very little activity on the meter. Even my Multi band. If a certain frequency is showing too much compression I go back to the mix and seek out the offending instrument. This is were sub busses come in handy. Just mute a sub buss and if the issue goes away you have narrowed down your search.  I tend to push most instruments to the wall and then back them off a bit. The limiter/compressors are only used to catch peaks not to squash. I find -12 to -14 LUFS just fine. 

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Not free but can be had at a pretty nice price, iZoptope Insight 2 is currently on sale.  

 

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I just love it when I see this: Notice anything missing? 

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Ableton Live 9 - 10, Cubase 9.5, Digital Performer 9, FL Studio 12, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8, Pro Tools 10 - 12, Reaper 5, Reason 10, Studio One 3 - 4

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9 hours ago, John Vere said:

The Dynameter does look like a great tool. It makes a complicated task a lot easier. I will pass on the $125 Can price tag as my music seems fine without it but I would defiantly think about it if it was more like $30-$40. I think that's what the You Lean meter was and it has more than paid for itself.  

I think the reason I don't have an issue is the way I use compression and limiting. I always set them so there is very little activity on the meter. Even my Multi band. If a certain frequency is showing too much compression I go back to the mix and seek out the offending instrument. This is were sub busses come in handy. Just mute a sub buss and if the issue goes away you have narrowed down your search.  I tend to push most instruments to the wall and then back them off a bit. The limiter/compressors are only used to catch peaks not to squash. I find -12 to -14 LUFS just fine. 

yea that's way too much just for a meter. How do you check if there is too much compression or not happening? I honestly cannot tell just by listening yet, some meter? how do you use them usually?

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If you move the threshold slider or knob deep in to a ridiculous point, you cannot mistake the sound of over-compressed, lifeless music gasping for air!!! Take a while and leave it there and listen. Eventually, you will always be able to hear where the correct settings will be. It won't hurt to use different formats of music to get an idea what settings work for what type of music.

I, too, can't tell you how many times I have been told by some pretty big heavyweights in the business to stop relying on the meters so much and use your ears more. I still struggle between the two!!

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TB DP  meter :

dpMeter is a precise digital audio multi channel meter including RMS, EBU R 128, Dialog gated and TruePeak (intersample) measurement. It is the successor of the very popular dpMeter4 and adds GUI resizing and preset management.

https://www.tbproaudio.de/products/dpmeter

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