The Metric A/B plugin is another one of those PA must-have’s that combines several essential metering and analysis tools into a single extremely useful plugin. The efficiency and design of this product tells me that those who developed the Metric A/B are experts with mixing and mastering workflow. The ease in which you can load up and analyze several reference tracks (including multiple versions of the tracks you’re working on) while making adjustments in your mix is what makes this plugin so valuable. The tools and layout make perfect sense, and the extra large A/B button gives you a nice big mouse cursor target to land on when quickly scrolling around the screen. The Metric A/B is primarily used as the last plugin on your output chain before any monitor calibration software, but I think it could also be useful on soloed tracks or groups when trying to analyze particular track elements. This plugin strikes the perfect balance between A/B referencing by ear, and having precise real-time measurements for things like EQ, loudness, and panning. Don’t underestimate this audio referencing workhorse. This is another exceptional PA plugin that will help ensure that your mixes are on par with your favorite proven industry hits!
Top in the game
by Carlos Mosqueda
I Love it!! it really Improve my workflow, I used 4 plug ins fo qhat this one Does!! Really beatiful interface!
A MUST HAVE FOR MASTERING
by IGIT MASTERING STUDIO
This plug-in has become one of my main tools for mastering because of the accurate information it provides. At first I was a little apprehensive about purchasing because I have a standalone outboard meter that is excellent. This plug-in allows me to check my audio signal before processing with my analog gear and correlates with the feedback I get with my standalone outboard meter.
Metric AB is perfect
by T. W. Tobin
I don't often rate a plug in as 'perfect', but this one is pretty much that. I debated whether to buy it, but now after using it for mastering an EP worth of songs, I can say this tool will now be indispensable to me. It makes comparing to reference tracks, checking dynamics, and achieving LUFS loudness targets all very quick and easy. The range of features and graphic interface are well thought out. I really have no criticism of any kind at this point. Highly recommended.
Much better than what else is out there
I have uses Magic AB for a long time. It works great. I got Metric AB for a deal so I bought it. WOW, this just blows away what I was using. The spectrum view is great you can move it around and I do not have to focus on my Master spectrum as much when ABing stuff. You can layer the spectrum on top of the source and your tracks. You can solo just the low end and AB them or just the mids. Or whatever freq you want to AB. This this is great. A+++ on this release.
Been pro mixing for 28 years and have to say this must be one of THE best plug ins I've ever bought , SO well thought out and so intuitive ! Trust me you NEED to buy this for ref /mixing , thought I couldn't improve my game by much but this baby tell's me EVERYTHING i need to know ref mixing and my results are even better !
MetricAB is fantastic!
by B.O.S.S. Shawn
I always have to break out like five reference tools every mix and now that is a thing of the past. I simply reach for MetricAB now and it handles every task imaginable. I'm so glad there is Peak, RMS and LUFS all in one package. There are so many options and useful tools all packed into this one plugin. This is unequivocally the best reference tool on the market. Thank you Plugin Alliance for offering such a great comprehensive and indispensable tool for the studio. I say just add an option to check your desired delivery options like streaming, mp3, apple, spotify etc. then maybe put the Peak / RMS meters separate and that would literally be perfect! This is a plugin I would call a must buy! Thank you again Plugin Alliance I really love your products you have really high quality stuff and MetricAB is one of the best.
The most useful plugin available for improving your understanding of mixing
by Sean Gillespie
I think this plugin is essential. It keeps you heading in the right direction during your mix down and helps you in making your choices justified and meaningful. I've always been obsessed with numbers and comparisons (crest factor et al) in mixing even still, the insights this plugin can reveal will, at the very least, illustrate what needs attention in your mix. Whilst this plugin does nothing in and of itself to your audio, it's an invaluable guide and will change the way you mix.
Unfortunately I got this thing a week to late and improvised a referencing setup with my DAW and a bunch of plugins. Now this neat thing does it all in one and then some. I can't really say anything negative about it. It does what it is supposed to exceptionally well. If it had a mode for slightly simplified analyzers like spectrum, correlation, loudness in one screen, I would say 10/10.
by Janusz K
Truly amazing plugin, well worth it and highly recommended...cheers