Youlean Loud­ness Meter Last month we gave a gan­der to NUSoft­ing’s Noise­tar, a nifty nicety de­vel­oped by Luigi Felici for the most re­cent De­vel­oper Chal­lenge con­test held over at kvrau­ At the time of writ­ing, the con­test was not yet over, hav­ing en

Util­i­tar­ian ap­proach and pro­fes­sional de­sign earn this me­ter­ing tool the top prize in free­bie devel­op­ment

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And it’s not hard to see why – when you open up the cross-plat­form Youlean Loud­ness Meter, you can im­me­di­ately see that it’s the sort of plugin that pro engi­neers and stu­dios pay the big bucks for.

A mul­ti­chan­nel affair, Loud­ness Meter of­fers mono, stereo, and three vari­a­tions on 5.1 sur­round sound. It also pro­vides sup­port for seven in­ter­na­tional stan­dards of mea­sure­ment. One of its keen­est fea­tures is the abil­ity to move through the his­tory of the sig­nal’s anal­y­sis. Bet­ter still, all data is stored with your DAW’s ses­sion for later re­call. We can think of few bet­ter tools to help man­age your lev­els when mix­ing or mas­ter­ing.

Though the Loud­ness Meter came out on top, with a whop­ping 41 en­tries in this year’s com­pe­ti­tion, it’s safe to say that desk­top pro­duc­ers and mu­si­cians are the real win­ners.

Free for all! The win­ner of KVR’s an­nual De­vel­oper Chal­lenge is one of 41 fabulous and free en­tries

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