New formats for NUGEN Audio loudness metering plug-in
NUGEN Audio has announced the release of VisLM version 1.6, billed as a significant update to the company’s visual loudness monitoring tool. For the first time, VisLM is now available in the Avid AAX format. Additionally, VisLM is now available in a 64-bit OS X version.
Jon Schorah, NUGEN Audio creative director, comments: “The availability of a plug-in that’s compatible with both AAX and 64-bit OS X means that our customers can continue editing as they always have, even as systems and technologies evolve. VisLM 1.6 also has a number of other new features and usability improvements that our customers have been eagerly anticipating.”
VisLM 1.6 includes a new dialog gate option that enables automatic measurement of dialogue sections within the source material. Measurements can now be written to automation tracks so that the loudness profile and true-peak clips can be seen against the waveform in the digital audio workstation timeline for diagnostic referencing. In addition, the short-term sliding-window value is now adjustable.
Editors will see enhancements to usability, including a simple ‘global reset’ option and automatic start/stop/reset of the integrated programme measurement following the transport bar. Maximum and minimum alerts settings are now available independently, and users can switch to the compact version from within the plug-in with a resizable interface.