Overview

The Metric AB plugin enables you to compare your mix to any reference mix with a simple click of the A/B button.

It is designed to provide you with a clear, intuitive workflow and unique analysis tools. Welcome to the new standard in mix referencing. Just put it on your master channel and switch between your actual mix and CD or iTunes mixes by your favorite engineers and bands, other versions of your mix, etc.

Drag and drop up to 16 reference tracks into Metric AB and take advantage of features such as instant volume matching, cue and loop functions and various monitoring modes. Playback of your reference mixes can be synced with your DAW to create the perfect workflow.

Get technical with more advanced features including multiple analysis modes (spectrum, correlation, stereo image) and industry compliant LUFS loudness and dynamics metering. With Metric AB on your master buss you get all the data you need about your mix and reference audio simultaneously.

Metric AB will play back various formats, like WAV, MP3, AIFF and FLAC! All from within your mix session.

Just put it on your master buss after all the processing plugins you use (limiters, EQs, etc.).

Metric AB offers professional LUFS metering, so it’s the perfect buddy for bx_masterdesk and other mastering solutions!

Features

  • Compare your audio with the click of a button
  • Load up to 16 reference tracks in any format
  • Set loop and cue points that sync with your DAW
  • Five super detailed analysis and metering modes including LUFS

Customer Reviews

  • This plugin is very unique

    ★★★★★
    by PATA
    I've been looking for a plugin which does what this does for a while now. I'm so happy I discovered it. Any music producer or engineer worth their salt will know, using references is essential to… Read More
  • Window size

    ★★★★☆
    by Dave Recon
    I love everything with this plugin but the real downside to it is not being able to change the window size. When working on a laptop the plugin takes up full screen and isn't working friendly and a… Read More
  • Excellent tool

    ★★★★★
    by Matt C
    This plugin is so sick. I've been using it to A/B my mixes as well as to dial in EQ on individual tracks. The octave view on the spectrum tool along with the option to isolate frequency ranges… Read More
  • Best meter !!

    ★★★★★
    by Musician B.
    I love this meter, it is best on planet! Thanks Plugin Alliance!!
  • ADPTR AUDIO Metric AB

    ★★★★★
    by 2fP
    Like a suped up version of of Magic AB. This is one of my most useful plugins. Every mix I do now has this on the master buss.

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 11 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system

Downloads

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ChangeLog

Metric AB

Adptr Metric AB - Changelog

Version 1.1 (May 20, 2019)
- Fixed a host crash when moving files to a different location
- Fixed Metric AB crashes when starting playback of a song in Studio One
- Fixed Metric AB crash in Propellerhead Reason
- Fixed MP3s not getting loaded in Reference Track
- Added 'Presets' sub menu for quick access to user presets
- Added latency compensated graphics rendering option
- Added A and B stream master faders
- Added 36dB and 48dB filter slopes
- Added drag and drop track re-ordered in the playlist
- Added 'Organise Tracks' menu option
- Added 'Apply Current Playback Mode Globally' menu option
- Added infinite average mode
- Added current playhead position time readout
- Added cue and loop marker position time readouts
- Added 'Import Folder...' to load entire fodler of audio tracks at once
- Added frequency marker readout and cross hairs for mouse position on analysis graphs
- Added selecting B track toggles A/B button state
- Added large dynamics target PSR meter readout panel
- Improved compatibility with some MP3 files
- Filter parameters now exposed to host for automation purposes
- Cue points can now be clicked on the waveform overview
- Latch mode playback now starts from the active cue point after a preset or session has been loaded
- Analysis metrics are now computed with loudness match gain applied
- Analysis meter hold times now settable down to .1 second
- Expanded settings and default preferences page


Version 1.0 (Sep 4, 2018)
- Release version