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ONE METER
TO RULE THEM ALL

Upgrade your studio by adding fully customizable real-time metering displays (iOS / Android) on your desk.

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Decibel is for...

Decibel is for...

Sound engineers

Add a professional metering system to your workstation that stays within your visual range. Keep your levels under control.

Add a professional metering system to your workstation that stays within your visual range. Keep your levels under control.

Sound engineers

Coming soon

& video makers

Deliver podcasts, interviews, and movies with music and voice-overs at the right level.

Deliver podcasts, interviews, and movies with music and voice-overs at the right level.

& video makers

Unlimited real time displays

Connect as many mobile devices (iOS / Android) as you want for a scalable studio metering setup. No latency. WI-FI or USB compatible.

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Unlimited real time displays

Connect as many mobile devices (iOS / Android) as you want for a scalable studio metering setup. No latency. WI-FI or USB compatible.

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Match the look of your studio

Match the look of your studio

Match the look of your studio

Build the meter
of your dreams

Add, resize, and move around your metering your modules for a complete customization of your working environment.

Unparalleled LUFS
and dynamic metering

LUFS, TRUEDYN, TRUE PEAK

Manage your sound's dynamics with our unique TrueDyn technology in mixing or mastering situations. Make sure your mixes are delivered at the right LUFS levels with the proper TrueDyn range for your clients or streaming platforms.

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Drag & Drop
for high-speed analysis

Drag & drop your track on Decibel for fast offline analysis. Get results in just a few seconds. .

Super Meter

Loudness, dynamics, and True Peak in one module

The Super Meter is a unique way to visualize the three most important measurements of your sound. Loudness (LUFS), dynamics (TrueDyn), and peaks (True Peak). The outer rim displays short-term measurements (3-second time span) for a real-time feel of your music, whereas the inner rim displays integrated measurements (from the beginning of your recording).

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LUFS Meter

Three gauges to monitor your levels

The classic LUFS meter will show you the LUFS momentary (400ms), LUFS short term (3s), and LUFS integrated values of your signal.

The LUFS momentary value gives you an instant representation of your material's loudness level, whereas the LUFS integrated value represents your average loudness from the beginning of the recording. The goal is for your LUFS integrated value to settle on your LUFS target value before delivering your material.

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LUFS Histogram

Track your music's loudness over time

The LUFS Histogram represents your music's loudness (LUFS) and short-term dynamics (TrueDyn) over time. It is the best way to compare different parts of your songs and see how their loudness and dynamics evolve and compare to one another. You can also see if your material exceeded your True Peak Max limit with red alert dots.

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VU Meter

Get a feel for your levels

VU Meters will help you manage your recording levels and avoid overloading, distortion and help you hit your digital converters at their sweet spots by calibrating the meter's 0VU level accordingly. The needle's momentum is set to approximate the human ear response and is well known to be the most 'musical' metering system.

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Spectrum Analyzer

Watch your frequency content

Having access to a real-time frequency analyzer allows you to compare your music to reference material or pinpoint issues such as problematic resonating frequencies or frequency build-ups throughout your mix. Additionally, you can easily zoom in on the left part of the spectrum for better precision at the low frequencies.

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Digital Meter

RMS: the old fashioned way

Before the LUFS norm got into the picture, levels were calculated using the RMS standard. This is the typical gauge we are all used to because this is what we use on every track of every DAW. It is still very practical and straightforward. Plus, this module allows you to show your True Peak value, customize peak hold time constants or zoom into your dB scale for better precision.

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Phase Scope

Check your phase

Decibel's Phase Scope will show the correlation between your left and right channels. The module will help you identify mono signals and indicate when your stereo channels are out of phase. It will also visualize your stereo image and show if it leans to one side. As a general rule, the more scattered the dots, the more balanced your signal is. And it looks beautiful.

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Stereo Cloud

Visualize your frequencies in the stereo field

The Stereo Cloud allows you to visualize where the frequencies of your audio material are located in the stereo field. Bass and high frequencies are respectively represented at the bottom and the top of the module. The X-axis represents the stereo field.

The purpose of the Stereo Cloud is for you to be able to visualize what you hear and feel in a precise and innovative way pleasing to the eye.

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Target Validator

Meet your targets

Target Validators are the perfect way to know if you have met your targets. Decibel has three targets: your loudness (LUFS) target, which will light up in blue when your material settles at the desired LUFS level, your Loudness Range (LRA), and True Peak Max, which will light up in red if they are exceeded. An absolute must when you want to deliver your material according to draconian specs.

9/10

Number Box

Display all the data that you want

Number Boxes allow you to display just about everything computed by Decibel. From LUFS, RMS, and TrueDyn levels to crest factor, LRA, and True Peak.

10/10

Super Meter

Loudness, dynamics, and True Peak in one module

The Super Meter is a unique way to visualize the three most important measurements of your sound. Loudness (LUFS), dynamics (TrueDyn), and peaks (True Peak). The outer rim displays short-term measurements (3-second time span) for a real-time feel of your music, whereas the inner rim displays integrated measurements (from the beginning of your recording).

LUFS Meter

Three gauges to monitor your levels

The classic LUFS meter will show you the LUFS momentary (400ms), LUFS short term (3s), and LUFS integrated values of your signal.

The LUFS momentary value gives you an instant representation of your material's loudness level, whereas the LUFS integrated value represents your average loudness from the beginning of the recording. The goal is for your LUFS integrated value to settle on your LUFS target value before delivering your material.

LUFS Histogram

Track your music's loudness over time

The LUFS Histogram represents your music's loudness (LUFS) and short-term dynamics (TrueDyn) over time. It is the best way to compare different parts of your songs and see how their loudness and dynamics evolve and compare to one another. You can also see if your material exceeded your True Peak Max limit with red alert dots.

VU Meter

Get a feel for your levels

VU Meters will help you manage your recording levels and avoid overloading, distortion and help you hit your digital converters at their sweet spots by calibrating the meter's 0VU level accordingly. The needle's momentum is set to approximate the human ear response and is well known to be the most 'musical' metering system.

Spectrum Analyzer

Watch your frequency content

Having access to a real-time frequency analyzer allows you to compare your music to reference material or pinpoint issues such as problematic resonating frequencies or frequency build-ups throughout your mix. Additionally, you can easily zoom in on the left part of the spectrum for better precision at the low frequencies.

Digital Meter

RMS: the old fashioned way

Before the LUFS norm got into the picture, levels were calculated using the RMS standard. This is the typical gauge we are all used to because this is what we use on every track of every DAW. It is still very practical and straightforward. Plus, this module allows you to show your True Peak value, customize peak hold time constants or zoom into your dB scale for better precision.

Phase Scope

Check your phase

Decibel's Phase Scope will show the correlation between your left and right channels. The module will help you identify mono signals and indicate when your stereo channels are out of phase. It will also visualize your stereo image and show if it leans to one side. As a general rule, the more scattered the dots, the more balanced your signal is. And it looks beautiful.

Stereo Cloud

Visualize your frequencies in the stereo field

The Stereo Cloud allows you to visualize where the frequencies of your audio material are located in the stereo field. Bass and high frequencies are respectively represented at the bottom and the top of the module. The X-axis represents the stereo field.

The purpose of the Stereo Cloud is for you to be able to visualize what you hear and feel in a precise and innovative way pleasing to the eye.

Target Validator

Meet your targets

Target Validators are the perfect way to know if you have met your targets. Decibel has three targets: your loudness (LUFS) target, which will light up in blue when your material settles at the desired LUFS level, your Loudness Range (LRA), and True Peak Max, which will light up in red if they are exceeded. An absolute must when you want to deliver your material according to draconian specs.

Number Box

Display all the data that you want

Number Boxes allow you to display just about everything computed by Decibel. From LUFS, RMS, and TrueDyn levels to crest factor, LRA, and True Peak.

How to connect your mobile devices

How to connect your mobile devices

  • Download and launch Decibel Display from the App Store or Google Play Store.

  • Connect all your mobile devices to the same WI-FI or use a USB cable.

  • From the Decibel plugin or standalone app, click on Manage Displays. Enter your mobile device's IPs.

  • Create a new tab layout on Decibel plugin or standalone app and pair it with your mobile device.

The secret weapon to pro-sounding records

Audiofanzine - Innovation award

This is a great idea that deserves an Innovation Award

Audiofanzine - Innovation award
Music Tech

Process Audio has set a new benchmark with this fantastic metering solution

Music Tech
Sound on Sound

What a great idea, and it helps you recycle old devices too.

Hispasonic

A very complete and great solution offered by Decibel.

Decibel key features

  • Professional stereo and 5.1 audiometers for mixing, mastering, and post production.
  • Unlimited displays for precision metering on all mobile devices like phones and tablets.
  • Compatible on iOS (13 minimum) & Android (7 minimum).
  • Low latency connectivity via WI-FI or USB connectivity for high accuracy real-time analysis.
  • Compatible with all main DAWs (Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic Pro X, Ableton, Studio One, and Luna).
  • All plugin formats (64 bits) AU, VST3, AAX, and standalone.
  • Compatible with Premiere Pro (DaVinci and Final Cut Pro coming soon).
  • Compliant with all major broadcast standards, including ATSC A/85 and EBU R128, NETFLIX & DVD BLUE-RAY.
  • Fully customizable Super Meter, Phase Scope, Spectrum Analyzer, and various modules that provide all essential audio monitoring information.
  • High-speed offline analysis based on PROCESS.AUDIO measurement algorithms.
  • Exportable statistics and overview for all key audio monitoring measuring parameters.
  • State-of-the-art Super Meter including True Peak meter, LUFS, and TrueDyn measurements.
  • Tracking LUFS Histogram to check loudness level, clipping & audio dynamics across time.
  • Spectrum Analyzer to check frequency content of your sound, including a mid-side stereo real-time analysis.
  • Configuration VU Meter with needle overshoot algorithm integrated.
  • Precision stereo/surround correlation meter with Phase Scope.
  • Fully customizable skins, colors, targets and layout.
  • Designed and engineered by the PROCESS.AUDIO & pureMix teams.

System Requirements

Minimum requirements

CPU
Intel Core i5 @ 1.7 – 2.2 GHz or better
RAM
8 GB or better
OS
Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11 (64-bit versions only)
macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) to macOS 12 (Monterey), M1 compatible
Video Card
Decibel uses OpenGL GPU-acceleration and requires a modern nVidia or ATI Radeon graphics card. Older cards not optimized for OpenGL will overload your CPU.
Protection
iLok authorization
Mobile devices
iOS 14 / Android 7 or newer. As a general rule, the more recent your device is, the faster your connection and drawing will be.

Compatible with all DAWs

Compatible with all DAWs

Pro Tools

Pro Tools

Cubase

Cubase

logicprox

Logic Pro X

Ableton

Ableton

Studio One

Studio One

Studio One

Luna

Formats

Formats

User Manual

User Manual

Press Kit

Press Kit

Download

Download

Decibel - version 1.2.0 2022-11-28
Changelog
Version 1.2.0 2022-11-28
- Works with 102 Mobile version (iOS & Android) - New "Spectrogram" module - Support for Atmos up to 7.1.4 layout in DAWs - Plugins is no longer flagged as a MIDI effect for AU and AAX (unfortunately sessions with earlier version of Decibel will fail to recall it correctly) - Replaced "About" window with a better popup - Bettered popups display with animations and overlay - Made offline analysis work without needing Rosetta 2 on Silicon devices - Audio Input/Output Settings are now properly saved and recalled with Standalone version on Windows - "Keep meters alive" option is now recalled correctly with System Tray app on Mac - Fixed a bug that prevented to select "None" as output with Standalone on Mac - Removed "reset" feature of TruePeak on meters where it existed as it was not working as intended and redundant with the LUFS reset button - Removed multi-mono from AAX version - Made the clipping led of Numeric Boxes dependant on calibration - Bettered Histogram display and UX on mobiles - Stability improvements for Histogram - Fixed some bugs and improved overall consistency with Presets, Calibrations & Skins (note that preset updated for this version will not work on earlier versions) - Fixed ergonomy problems with nested dropdown menus inside Calibration & Skin managers - Fixed a bug that would cause presets with an histogram to get instantly dirty - Fixed a bug with LUFS analysis recall from plugin state (old saved analysis will be deleted) - Fixed a bug with CrestFactor that was updating even when there was no playback - Fixed a bug that would prevent the Max-LUFS-M to be sent to mobiles - Fixed a resizing bug in Sequoia - Fixed missing icon for Decibel Driver and updated UID to prevent messing up with BlackHole - Overall stability and performance improvements
Version 1.1.5 2022-06-30
Fix a crash that can occur at start
Version 1.1.4 2022-05-30
- Fixed a slight error on Spectrum Analyzer
Version 1.1.3 2022-05-27
- M1 compatiblity for Mac - LUFS duration up to 24h - LUFS calculation fixes - Performance & stability improvements
Version 1.1.2 2022-04-13
- Works with mobile version 98 of Decibel Display - New “GPU Mode” option in main menu for better handling of low-end devices - Fixed performance issues on Windows - Fixed hang at UI opening - Fixed crash upon Adobe Premiere closing - Fixed crashes related to LUFS analysis
Version 1.1.1 2022-04-06
- Works with mobile version 97 - Fixed hang when shutting down Mac - Fixed LUFS for Adobe Premiere - Added missing VST3 Category: Analyzer - Previous plugin window size is now correctly recalled - Fixed iOS crash that could occur upon closing - Factory Presets are now in timecode mode for DAWs - Fixed wrong Histogram scale values that could occur
Version 1.1.0 2022-03-24
- New module : Stereo Cloud - New gradient display in skin panel - The "DIGITAL" category of the skin panel has been split into "RMS" and "FREQUENCY". Your custom presets will be updated accordingly. - New display for histogram pre-roll - Histogram pre-roll will now only trigger if the transport position overlaps with a previous analysis - LUFS analysis is now saved and recovered in/from plugin state (in TimeCode mode) - LUFS analysis is now supported during bounces (in TimeCode only) - TrueDyn value is now displayed inside histogram mouse over box - Added an option to display vertical lines on time marks on histogram - Smoothed histogram rendering - Added new "Scale Type" setting to SpectrumAnalyzer - Added new "Peak hold" feature to SpectrumAnalyzer - Added new "Key" display to Spectrum Analyzer mouse over (base A frequency can be tweaked from Calibration panel) - Added changelog display to updater - Added version parity check between mobile and desktop - Stability improvements
Version 1.0.3 2022-01-06
- Works with version 93 of mobile app - Fixed a problem with Histogram's clipping on TimeCode mode - Fixed a slight error with SpectrumAnalyzer peaks - Histogram TimeCode's preRoll was appearing in other modes if the mode changed before its end - Elapsed timeline was not behaving correctly when moving transport in DAW - Fixed a crash that could occur in TimeCode - Fixed a crash that could occur when unbypassing the plugin
Version 1.0.2 2021-12-01
- Fix scaling factor errors on Windows - Now process signal when recording in Protools - Added an alert when the maximum LUFS recording duration exceeded
Version 1.0.1 2021-11-25
- Fix Pro Tools CPU spikes on play / pause. - Fix potential True Peak calculation errors with variable buffers. - Fix Numeric Box responsiveness. - Fix VU Meter volume compensation in SUM mode. - Fix Decibel Monitoring core audio driver (OSX only) forcing its previous sample rate on launch. It will now adapt its sample rate to the selected converters. - Mac OSX Standalone : Rollback to default system output when loosing current audio output - Fix Histogram timescale showing wrong values. - Upgrade LUFS analysis capacity to 7.1 signals. - Works with mobile version 92
Version 1.0.0 2021-11-10
Update Android Icon Super Meter label True Peak Max Remove VST2 Path on windows installer Clearing a Tab sent to Device No LUFS Processing on Export/Bounce Fix Wrong init Phasescope and Labels margin Remove shortcut panels for DAWs Slow AU Opening Fixed Crash on Pre-roll for Logic New Update Window popup Compatibility with Adobe Premiere Rename Devices to Displays Fixed some OpenGL Bugs Reset LUFS when no sound