Pleasurize Music Foundation has announced that the Mac OS X VST, AU and RTAS versions of the free TT Dynamic Range Meter plug-in is now available.
The TT DYNAMIC RANGE METER Plug-in is a free and open source VST plug-in (AU and RTAS versions will be available as soon as possible thanks to SPL and Brainworx) which is perfectly suited for many applications used in modern music production. Additionally we supply the free TT DR Offline Meter Software which will be used for the fast and convenient offline calculation of the official DR value of releases. In this way, anyone involved in music production has a free tool for creating more dynamics in their productions.
This is a condition for ending the Loudness War! For those who are not familiar with this term, here’s an explanation: the Loudness War designates the senseless competition between record companies which involves releasing music with increasingly high amounts of compression (the “compression” of dynamic levels so that originally quiet passages are as loud as the loudest parts of a song). This results in products which are increasingly obtrusive in oder to fight for the listener’s attention (please read the Tech Info section for more background).