Level Match And Listen Like A Mastering Engineer With Ian Shepherd's Perception Plugin By MeterPlugs

04-26-2014 01:00 AM

UK Mastering Engineer Ian Shepherd has teamed up with MeterPlugs to produce a rather useful tool for “In the box” mastering.
Perception tackles the feeling of “louder is better” when listening to two different audio sources side by side.
In essence Perception automatically level matches a “pre mastered” original version of the material against a post processed (mastered) version to allow you to make a seamless switch between them for perfect comparison when mastering.
Its GUI displays the difference between the pre and post processed material and displays the loudness in the EBU R128 International standard so you know you are metering correctly for commercial media standards release.
Ian does a perfect job of explaining the concept in this demonstration video

Perception is available in VST/AU/AAX 32 and 64 bit Formats (a workaround for RTAS is being considered)
For further details as well as the opportunity to buy Perception early at an introductory reduced rate check out perceptionplugin.com