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

Industry Reviews

  • Chris Dennis

    Chris Dennis

    Mixing Engineer (Roddy Ricch, Pop Smoke, DaBaby)

    I spend a lot of time traveling & recording in random locations, so ADPTR's Metric A/B is great for referencing other mixes/songs when I may not trust the acoustics of my environment.

Customer Reviews

  • Metric AB

    ★★★★★
    by Future Sounds Mastering
    I never do reviews, there's enough to go around. I thought this was just another comparison plugin. I can't master without it anymore. Great interface, great feedback and levels. I bet any mastering… Read More
  • Saves time and shows great information

    ★★★★★
    by Adrian S
    When mixing and mastering, I used to load my references in an extra audio track on my DAW, which is not so great, as I could not really compare them ‘in real time’. With this plugin I'm able to… Read More
  • A must for mixing/mastering

    ★★★★★
    by Under A Mile
    I really like the ease with which this helps to sanity check mixes. Loading in reference tracks is easy and helpful for A/B comparisons. I use the loudness, spectrum, dynamics displays in… Read More
  • MetricAB

    ★★★★★
    by Chadateit
    Really great, easy to use product. I don't ever wanna do another mix without this thing. I have even found myself using some of the analysis tools with this on individual tracks when I have tricky… Read More
  • Just get it!!!

    ★★★★★
    by Auldstock
    If you're serious about mixing....get it. Plain and simple

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11.0.1
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system.

ChangeLog

Metric AB

Adptr Metric AB - Changelog

Version 1.3.0
* Fixed waveform calculation failing in Studio One 5
* Added OpenGL user setting for Windows version
* Fixed decibel zoom not working for some spectrum plot modes
* Fixed a potential crash during session launch
* Offline bounce now compensates for latency correctly (when graphics latency enabled)
* Offline boounce now passes A stream to the output when B selected

Version 1.2 (Feb 28, 2020)
- Added notarization support for macOS Catalina
- Fixed preset incompatibilities with 1.1.0
- Fixed default user settings being reset after launching a new instance of the plugin
- Corrected version number in plugin alliance Toolbar
- Settings window tidy up
- Fixed potential crash when validating the plugin in Logic


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