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

  • GREAT PLUGIN

    ★★★★★
    by Charlie
    Finally the right plugin to start every work session!
  • ADPTR Mtric

    ★★★★★
    by Happy Folkie
    The best tool you can have in your kit! Irreplaceable.
  • Amazing

    ★★★★★
    by Generalpk
    This plug-in has changed my life , it’s amazing to match up to your favourite tunes in dynamics and width, stops you from over cooking your mixes
  • Metric AB

    ★★★★★
    by KaiN
    I never write reviews. But with Metric AB, I'm so enthusiastic, I want to give ADPTR Audio credits for creating such a versatile tool. It's so easy to use and learn, and gives you incredibly profound… Read More
  • This is a product everyone should know about

    ★★★★☆
    by FF
    I’m only giving it four stars due to the fact that it’s missing a couple of things for it to be the ultimate audio metering and check tool.
    The “Plot” on the Spectrum page could use… Read More

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