Plug-In monitors mid and side audio signal levels and uses them for control 12/12/06
Blue Cat Audio have announced the release of Blue Cat's Widening Meter Pro, a plug-in that measures the mid and side channels peak and RMS levels.
Hereâ€™s what they have to say about the plug-in in their own words:
Blue Cat's Widening Meter Pro is a unique tool based on the same principles as the Peak Meter Pro plug-in: it lets you monitor the Peak and RMS envelope of the mid and side parts of the audio signal and can also be used to control other effects with this information:
Monitor the mid and side envelopes evolution over time on a graph.
Record the output and transformed output envelopes as automation curves and either assign them to other parameters of other effects or use them as reference information about your audio signal.
Control other effects parameters in real time with these envelopes, thanks to the Widening Meter MIDI Output capability: you can now use any signal of any track to control any parameter of any other effect, in real time.
You can thus achieve real time side-chain processing for stereo enhancement very easily. Just download the freeware Gain Suite plug-ins and you are ready to go. Real time mid-side ducking is only a few mouse clicks away... Main Features
Digital Peak & RMS mid/side Vu-Meter.
Choose the virtual center position for the mid channel
Control in real time any MIDI-controllable plug-in or external MIDI device with the RMS or peak envelope of the mid and side channels of the audio signal.
Record the output parameters (peak, RMS value, transformed envelopes, clip etc.) as automation curves.
Manage the output envelope shape: record reversed envelope, change amount of signal, and offset the generated envelope.
Advanced signal monitoring with envelopes real time display.
Easy 'stereoness' and phase cancelation measurement.