The best mixes contain well-placed dynamics. Loud mixes can easily sound squashed, and in long mixing sessions, it’s easy to lose valuable objectivity, causing a squashed mix to make it into the final product. bx_meter is a sophisticated metering and measurement tool that allows you to visually analyze your audio signal in many useful ways. It lets you see with clarity what your ears might have missed.

bx_meter will show you Peak and RMS values of your mixes, including the relation between the two using centered, DYNAMIC LEDs. bx_meter has a Mid / Side mode (Sum and Difference) in addition to the standard L/R mode, and it offers 3 different weightings to be used to display dynamics more like you hear them. Just like many other Brainworx tools, you will find several solo switches and valuable extra features like the floating dynamic LED mode.

bx_meter does not automatically make your mixes sound better, it simply lets you look at how you are mixing or mastering with unprecedented precision. This visual information about your mix allows you to better understand the correlation of dynamics, M/S, phase and levels of what you are hearing. In return, it helps you mix and master far more accurately.


  • Sophisticated Peak, RMS and Dynamic Range metering with numeric displays
  • Peak Hold and RMS functions
  • Stereo, Link and M/S Modes
  • M/S metering – view mid and side signals separately
  • Balance and Correlation meters
  • Solo listen buttons for left, right, mid and side signals
  • Weighting filters (A, C, K) including solo listening mode
  • Floating dynamic LEDs

Industry Reviews

  • Dave Reitzas
    Dave Reitzas

    I just wanted to tell you that I was blown away with the Brainworx plugins! I can't remember the last time I got a smile from ear to ear when I started tweaking the parameters of a plugin. I think… Read More

  • Jason Goldstein
    Jason Goldstein

    The bx_meter is an invaluable tool. I use it to get my mixes competitively loud without sacrificing punch and dynamic range.

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    All the time
    by Datalab Studio
    The bx_meter is always in my projects. Production, mixing, mastering, audio analysis… Everywhere, every time.
    More than a simple feedback, but more a personal tip (some users may… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    by Luca Lombardi
    You can monitor your singal in M/S, control the Phase correlation, peak and RMS. Insert it in you master chain.
  • ★★★★★
    Simple & Immensely Useful
    by e-Paul
    I have a lot of different metering plug-ins—bx_meter has become my favorite. When mastering I am always trying to maximize my dynamic range (Musicians Against the Loudness War!) and I like… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Piece of mind accuracy
    by MixingITB
    This meter has the unique capability to see the stereo correlation which eliminates my need for another plugin. The K-metering system is a nice touch which again, eliminates the need for another… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    by PMT Studio
    Great mastering tool with the K scales and mid/sides, mono ,phase shift ,listening abilities !


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, Venue 32-bit, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.12
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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


With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. During this initial release, we at Plugin Alliance look forward to hearing the feedback of our valued customers, as your input will help shape future versions of this utility.