Blue Cat Release Widening Meter Pro

Plug-In monitors mid and side audio signal levels and uses them for control      12/12/06

Blue Cat Release Widening Meter Pro

Buying Choices
Blue Cat Audio have announced the release of Blue Cat's Widening Meter Pro, a plug-in that measures the mid and side channels peak and RMS levels.
Here’s what they have to say about the plug-in in their own words:
Blue Cat's Widening Meter Pro is a unique tool based on the same principles as the Peak Meter Pro plug-in: it lets you monitor the Peak and RMS envelope of the mid and side parts of the audio signal and can also be used to control other effects with this information:
  • Monitor the mid and side envelopes evolution over time on a graph.
  • Record the output and transformed output envelopes as automation curves and either assign them to other parameters of other effects or use them as reference information about your audio signal.
  • Control other effects parameters in real time with these envelopes, thanks to the Widening Meter MIDI Output capability: you can now use any signal of any track to control any parameter of any other effect, in real time.
You can thus achieve real time side-chain processing for stereo enhancement very easily. Just download the freeware Gain Suite plug-ins and you are ready to go. Real time mid-side ducking is only a few mouse clicks away...
Main Features
  • Digital Peak & RMS mid/side Vu-Meter.
  • Choose the virtual center position for the mid channel
  • Control in real time any MIDI-controllable plug-in or external MIDI device with the RMS or peak envelope of the mid and side channels of the audio signal.
  • Record the output parameters (peak, RMS value, transformed envelopes, clip etc.) as automation curves.
  • Manage the output envelope shape: record reversed envelope, change amount of signal, and offset the generated envelope.
  • Advanced signal monitoring with envelopes real time display.
  • Easy 'stereoness' and phase cancelation measurement.
Blue Cat Audio Standards:
  • Native DSP code for optimal performance.
  • Skinnable user interface.
  • DirectX and VST plug-in formats support.
  • Smooth Update: silent (zipper-free) parameters update.
  • Full automation support (all parameters can be automated, with smooth and continuous update)
  • Real time MIDI control with advanced settings (MIDI channel and CC numbers, with complete response curve control) and MIDI learn.
  • Any sample rate supported.
Pricing and Availability:
39 EUR /$46.8
33.15 EUR / $39.78 with 15% introductory discount
More information:

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