Blue Cat Audio DP Meter Pro [Download]

Blue Cat Audio



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Audio meter and side chaining tool
Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro (DPMP) is a unique audio analysis tool: it combines very flexible and customizable audio meters with advanced side chaining control capabilities thanks to its MIDI and automation outputs.

The metering capabilities of the DPMP plug-in let you control and monitor audio signals exactly the way you want: almost every aspect of the peak RMS and crest factor meters can be customized. It proposes five different scales by default including Bob Katz's popular K-System scales (K-12 K-14 K-20) and you can create your own.

Large colored statistics displays following your own scales are included for an overview of a track while histograms give you a precise measurement of the dynamic range of the track. The graphs show the evolution of the audio envelopes over time and the mid-side switch lets you verify mono compatibility problems and check the stereoness of your audio sources very easily. Whether you are working with mono stereo or surround tracks this plug-in will fit into your workflow.

All envelopes (peak RMS crest factor...) can be reused for additional monitoring or side chaining purposes: combined together reversed modified and recorded as automation curves or sent as MIDI CC messages they can control other effects in real time.


  • Multichannel peak RMS & crest factor meter.
  • True dynamic range measurement with levels histograms.
  • Instant average and maximum audio levels.
  • Modular user interface to fit into your workflow with multiple screen sizes.
  • Total control over the metering characteristics including attack/release shape.
  • Bob Katz's K-System scales support (K-12 / K-14 / K-20 and custom)
  • Mono stereo mid-side or surround analysis.
  • Record measurements (peak RMS crest factor clip etc.) as automation curves.
  • Control in real time any MIDI-compatible plug-in or external MIDI device with the generated envelopes thanks to the plugin's MIDI CC output. See the Tutorials section for more examples.
  • Manage the shape of the output envelope: record reversed envelope change amount of signal and offset the generated envelope. This lets you use the plug-in for side chain ducking compression and much more.
  • Easy 'stereoness' and phase cancelation measurement.


  • Mac-AU / Mac-RTAS / Mac-VST / Win-DX / Win-RTAS / Win-VST / Win x64-DX / Win x64-VST