This week's featured free plug-in from the world's biggest database of free plug-ins for Avid Pro Tools is the HOFA 4U Meter, Fader & MS-Pan Plug-in that has so much going for it....
- Precise metering (peak, hold, EBU, LRA) - Although there is only one loudness meter in an instance of the plug-in, there is nothing stopping having 3 instances; one with the Integrated, a second with Short Term and a third displaying Momentary. Like the Avid Pro Limiter, it only displays the EBU R128 scale so it is great for UK and Europe and any other territory that adopts the R128 standard. But it is still a useful guide for any other territory as the various versions of the standard are very close to each other.
- MS decoder - use this and then use conventional plug-ins to process using MS.
- Trim, fader and mute function
- Stereo-mono switch - use this on a Master fader to check your mono compatibility. A feature rarely found in a free plug-in
- Analyse peak & EBU R128 levels via drag and drop of audio files
- Innovative panorama-function: this is the panner that you can also use for “more than stereo” panning
- Changeable plug-in window size - getting a little more common but very rare on free plug-ins.
- PC and Mac, 32 and 64 Bit DAWs.
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