Waves Audio is now shipping the Waves VU Meter.
VU meters have been a proven industry standard for decades, across multiple musical genres and platforms, helping engineers to set proper recording levels and to mix with adequate headroom and a well-balanced gain structure. The new Waves VU Meter plugin will help end users do exactly that.
Just load the VU Meter on any or all of your tracks while recording, in order to make sure your recording levels are not too hot, or, insert it on your master buss and pin it to your screen for a precise visual reference of your mix’s overall levels.
Fabian Marasciullo, mix engineer for the likes of Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z, said: “Waves’ VU meter plugin will be extremely helpful for younger mixers as they learn how to build proper gain stage in their sessions. It will help them see things, like why their tracks are distorting, in ways that are hard to understand with just a DAW meter. For seasoned vets, it will bring a sense of familiarity while helping us keep track of what’s going on with our levels. I love the retro look, too.”
Jeff Juliano, mix engineer for the likes of Dan+Shay, Chris Janson, Michael Ray and Hunter Hayes, added: “The Waves VU meter is ballistically spot on, reacting identically to my mastering-grade analog VU meters. Awesome.”