In this first of this series where I am sharing the plug-ins that I love when working in audio post production, I shared my love and experiences of iZotope's RX4 Advanced. The next plug-in I want to share with you is the Nugen Audio VisLM loudness meter. It is my loudness meter of choice and with the improvement they have brought with the latest v2 it has made a great plug-in even better.
Nugen Audio VisLM 2 Sneak Peak Preview
I had the chance to take the new v2 of VisLM for a spin just before it was released and in this video I share the new features in the VisLM 2 plug-in.
What’s New In Nugen Audio’s VisLM2?
- A Timecode and Loudness Profile Memory Function that tracks and retains the timecode and loudness profile so that the overall loudness measurement can be updated automatically at any time. This profile can be saved with the session, and re-measuring and rebooting delays are eliminated.
- ReMEM(TM) Rewritable Memory Edit Mode allows program loudness over-dubbing for enhanced workflow efficiency. This memorizes the program loudness profile so that only changes need to be measured. The changes are then integrated automatically and intelligently with the memorized loudness profile to provide accurate program loudness readings on the fly.
- New zoomable and scrollable history and log file capabilities that allow detailed inspection of the entire file history using customizable parameters. A text file summary can also be created.
- A fully resizable and configurable interface that is now completely adjustable to show exactly what is required with unsurpassed clarity, maximizing precious screen real-estate.
Nugen Audio VisLM Got Even Better
The Rewritable Memory Edit Mode is absolutely amazing. It enables me to make small corrections to a mix and not have to reanalyse the whole programme. I also love the way I can resize the window and all the additional options they have added to the plug-in.
As was shown in the results of the loudness study, more and more people are using loudness metering to help in the album mastering process to help match the level of the different tracks in an album. Also with more and more channels using loudness normalisation like iTunes Radio and Spotify having access to a good loudness meter is very useful.
For people working in film production and especially trailers, Nugen Audio have announced that the next update will include the Leq measurement that is included in the trailer delivery spec for specifying loudness of film trailers.
If you need loudness metering whether it is for broadcast, music production or film work then look no further than the Nugen Audio VisLM.