Blue Cat Audio releases DP Meter Pro 4.0 Audio Analysis Tool

Blue Cat Audio has released Blue Cat’s DP Meter Pro 4.0, a brand new version of their multi-purpose audio levels meter and envelope generation plug-in.

Audio Analysis

Blue Cat’s DP Meter Pro (DPMP) is a unique audio analysis tool that combines very flexible and customizable audio meters with advanced envelope generation and side chaining control capabilities. This new version comes with a completely redesigned user interface and many new features and enhancements: fully customizable meters, crest factor display, levels histograms for precise dynamic range analysis, surround support, a new presets manager, Windows AAX support, multiple display sizes, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, and much more (full list below).

The plug-in is available alone or as part of Blue Cat’s Analysis Pack, the company’s flagship audio analysis solution. New customers can purchase both the metering plug-in and its associated bundle with up to 16% off until March 10th. Customers who recently purchased the software (in the past 6 months) will receive the upgrade for free, and others can upgrade to the new version for a small fee. Demo versions can be downloaded on, in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX formats (32 and 64-bit).

What’s new in Blue Cat’s DP Meter Pro 4.0

New Features:

– Instant and average crest factor measurement.

– Peak, RMS and crest factor histograms.

– Control the attack and release shape of the peak envelope.

– Surround support (up to 8 channels).

– Brand new fully customizable user interface:

—  New look and feel.

—  Show/hide what you need.

—  Fully customizable meters characteristics (range, headroom, color ranges).

—  Control the brightness of meters and graphs.

—  Meters and curves can now be frozen.

—  New colored statistics display.

—  Multiple display sizes.

—  Improved readability.

—  Animated transitions.

– New integrated presets manager:

—  Load/save presets from the plug-in’s user interface.

—  Organize presets with folders.

—  Customize the default preset.

—  Exchange presets easily.

– Automation range and response curve can now be customized for each parameter (in and out).

– Automation and MIDI settings (channel, MIDI learn etc.) are now accessible from the main user interface.

– AAX plug-in format is now also supported on Windows (Pro Tools 10.2 required).

– Audio Suite support for the AAX version for offline levels measurements in Pro Tools.


– Increased levels range (120 dB).

– Increased maximum levels value range for overshoot measurement (up to +10dB).

– Peak average precision has been improved.

– Use hold values and crest factor for transformed envelope generation.

– Simplified transformed envelope generation.

– New presets to get started faster.

– Plug-in name has been shortened for a clearer display in mixer view for most host applications.

– The windows installer now automatically detects the most appropriate VST install path.

– License is now shared between plug-ins types (register only once for all formats).

– Improved value display in fine edit window.

– Improved parameters display on control surfaces.

Optimizations and Performance Improvements

– Improved parameters precision (now stored as 64-bit).

– More compact presets format (uses less space and loads faster).

– Smaller binaries on Mac (dropped PowerPC support).

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