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Overview

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.

Features

  • 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

  • ★★★★★
    bx_meter
    by Jack
    What's to say except to say I'm loving this meter. I'm making better sounding/more balanced mixes than before. Also seeing what I thought were good mixes become better due to seeing the correlation… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    bxmeter
    by dee
    Tells me exactly what I need to know concerning levels and the loudness needed for different genres and mixes.
  • ★★★★★
    BX Meter
    by Balanced Action
    Very helpful and informative...highly recommended
  • ★★★★★
    Brainworx Bx_meter
    by Geraldo Estrela
    The Brainworx Bx_meter plugin is a fantastic plugin for mixing and mastering audio, Brainworx Bx_meter is a plugin that every music producer and mixing technician and mastering technician need to… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    bx_meter
    by Bart
    Great metter!!! Must have!

Specification

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

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
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

Downloads

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.