LoopTV brings this video guide to the Digital Peak Meter Pro VST audio monitoring plugin which is from Blue Cat Audio with producer Dom Kane.
Blue Cat’s Digital Peak Meter Pro (DPMP) is a unique audio analysis tool: it includes very flexible and customizable audio meters as well as advanced side chaining control capabilities thanks to its MIDI and automation output.
The metering capabilities of the DPMP plug-in let you control and monitor your audio signal exactly the way you want: almost every aspect of the meters can be customized. It now proposes five different scales, including Bob Katz’s very popular K-System scales (K-12, K-14, K-16 and also the extra K-10). 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.
The peak and RMS envelopes can be combined together, reversed, modified and recorded as automation curves (see the screenshots) or sent as MIDI CC messages to control other effects in real time. The Peak 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.
Interestingly – it is also possible to control external MIDI hardware (such a synths, MIDI effects), video effects or lighting systems with an audio signal. Thanks to the ability to customize the MIDI output response curve for each parameter, the output can be made compatible with any MIDI device.
In this video Dom takes us through the main GUI features giving clear explanations of the various interface elements.
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