Release Notes

Version 2.7.2

  • Fix WaveLab crash on startup (compressor/meter)

    Version 2.7.1

  • Improve history scrolling smoothness
  • Possible fix for manual range flicker

    Version 2.7.0

  • Enable Windows Trusted Signing

    Version 2.6.5

  • Fix crash on export/playback with certain channel count combinations (optimizer)

    Version 2.6.4

  • Add resize handle to plug-in window
  • Add option to disable velocity sensitive knobs

    Version 2.6.3

  • Fix exporting silence (meter)
  • Optimize reset, avoid glitching (meter)

    Version 2.6.2

  • Fix annoying combo-box loading glitch

    Version 2.6.1

  • Update JUCE version
  • Drop shadow for knobs and sliders

    Version 2.6.0

  • Add peak meter w/built-in gain reduction meter (compressor/optimizer)
  • Apply output gain and dry/wet pre-ballistics (compressor/optimizer)
  • Remove OfflineHD, not applicable to optimizer (optimizer)

    Version 2.5.9

  • Normalize histograms across panels
  • Fix bypass applying output gain (compressor/optimizer)
  • Fix gain reduction rendering during silence (compressor/optimizer)

    Version 2.5.8

  • Support dynamic audio playback changes (optimizer)

    Version 2.5.7

  • Fix axis lines visibility
  • Load meter statistics per-loudness type

    Version 2.5.6

  • Fix occasional audio glitch on export (optimizer)
  • Improve button layout (optimizer, meter)
  • Bring back default delta field

    Version 2.5.5

  • Target range can be set using loudness + range (optimizer)
  • Smoother bypass via gain ramp matching using ballistics params (optimizer, compressor)
  • Improve histogram bucket interpolation
  • Improve peak history rendering
  • Enable target range combo-box for peak loudness types
  • Switch to velocity-based rotary dials

    Version 2.5.4

  • Configurable RMS window duration
  • Move statistics away from axis (meter)

    Version 2.5.3

  • Look-ahead modes now fully functional (optimizer)
  • Look-ahead improvements for peak and floor (compressor)
  • Source and target learn now use Integrated + LRA w/400ms startup (compressor)

    Version 2.5.2

  • Fix sample rate issue during export (optimizer)
  • Flip axis to right side for better visibility

    Version 2.5.1

  • Fix target range presets glitch (optimizer)

    Version 2.5.0

  • Initial release (optimizer)
  • Switch default settings to look-ahead momentary (compressor)

    Version 2.4.9

  • Improved handling of silence in history metering
  • Separate loudness type and channel-link
  • Max range parameter for alternate dynamics types (compressor)
  • Source learn now yields far more accurate target average (compressor)
  • Bypass output gain and dry/wet for delta output type (compressor)
  • More sensible source range presets (compressor)

    Version 2.4.8

  • Look-ahead link modes for attack/release (compressor)

    Version 2.4.7

  • Improved audio quality for low block sizes

    Version 2.4.6

  • Fix ranges loading incorrectly on open/close in some cases

    Version 2.4.5

  • Fix channel-split auto-range jitters
  • Show normal output history/histogram when delta enabled (compressor)

    Version 2.4.4

  • Add ballistics dither strength parameter (compressor)

    Version 2.4.3

  • Fix input/output loudness alignment
  • Fix integrated history while stats disabled (meter)

    Version 2.4.2

  • Fix delay compensation, gain ramp glitch (meter)

    Version 2.4.1

  • Fix macOS universal binaries not being built

    Version 2.4.0

  • De-clutter user interface layout
  • Fix axis when resizing
  • Performance optimizations
  • Re-enable AUv3 builds
  • Sample-accurate ballistics dithering, improved gain ramp (compressor)
  • Hide look-ahead when no budget (compressor)

    Version 2.3.9

  • Re-fix macOS stand-alone microphone permissions
  • Disable AUv3 to prevent conflicts and confusion

    Version 2.3.8

  • Small performance improvements
  • Fix macOS stand-alone microphone permissions

    Version 2.3.7

  • Support gain reduction metering in more DAWs
  • Fix axis flowing over knobs
  • Show transfer function even with thresholds disabled

    Version 2.3.6

  • Update JUCE module versions
  • Super-sampling applies to panel and widgets
  • Fix coloring on audio hardware settings buttons
  • Improve font rendering
  • Manual range fixes

    Version 2.3.5

  • Quick light/dark mode switch, replace theme presets
  • Fix BPM incorrect evaluation in some scenarios
  • Improved buttons etc

    Version 2.3.4

  • Gain reduction meter under Layout options (compressor)
  • Fix shader param 2, other minor improvements

    Version 2.3.3

  • macOS Sonoma support
  • Performance optimization (meter)
  • Smoother history rendering w/large block sizes
  • Report gain reduction and output for some supported DAWs
  • Shader tweaks for visualizer clarity
  • Disable delta field by default

    Version 2.3.2

  • Finally, good light themes

    Version 2.3.1

  • Ballistics type parameter supporting natural, inertial, dithered variations (compressor)
  • Fix target delta visualization (compressor)
  • Fix host BPM toggle behavior (meter)

    Version 2.3.0

  • Improve range axis ticks/labels
  • Improve consistency of look-and-feel
  • Show axis lines setting in layout options
  • Fix Integrated + LRA calculations (meter)
  • Fix statistics resetting at wrong time (meter)
  • Reset meter on timeline discontinuity (meter)
  • Pause meter on timeline idle (meter)
  • Automatically show stats during file load (meter)

    Version 2.2.2

  • Improve font and other UI elements
  • Disable adaptive edges by default

    Version 2.2.1

  • Reduce CPU usage at adaptive window edges
  • Bring back preset theme hints (themes are better now)

    Version 2.2.0

  • Improve knob layout (compressor)
  • Improve ballistics when dipping below threshold (compressor)
  • Improve default presets (compressor)
  • Improve history/histogram clear behavior
  • Improve visualizer range chasing
  • Improve combo box look and feel
  • Added combined history + histogram raster type
  • Fix theme changes not refreshing some UI elements
  • Fix gate low level type behavior
  • Lots of other minor fixes and improvements

    Version 2.1.5

  • Upgrade JUCE platform version
  • Fix history output types (meter)

    Version 2.1.4

  • Smoother rendering with large audio buffer sizes
  • Improve histogram rendering
  • Improve surround channel type detection
  • Reset histogram on loudness type change
  • More consistent channel split visuals
  • Tone down default delta field settings
  • Fix Layout Options popup menu coloring in some DAWs

    Version 2.1.3

  • Fix preset delta fields (compressor)
  • Improved peak loudness types auto-range behavior

    Version 2.1.2

  • Fixes for channel-linked adaptive window measurements
  • Layout and transfer function improvements (compressor)
  • Save dynamics type with presets (compressor)
  • Default to downward compression layout (compressor)

    Version 2.1.1

  • Performance optimization for adaptive window sizes
  • Performance optimization for RMS calculations
  • Improve rendering of below range loudness history samples
  • Fix adaptive window behavior during file load

    Version 2.1.0

  • Introducing adaptive window sizes for LUFS/RMS measurements

    Version 2.0.3

  • Fix panel shading glitch in zoomed mode
  • Fix channel split histogram threshold
  • Clear history on loudness type change
  • Merge output type into 2 toggles (compressor)

    Version 2.0.2

  • Switch knee to bezier interpolation for smoother transitions (compressor)
  • Constrain effective knee to avoid overlapping knee artifacts (compressor)
  • Switch to center-threshold knee positioning (compressor)
  • Panel shader visualization parameters
  • Recreate all themes based on hue rotation

    Version 2.0.1

  • Fix and improve knee behavior (hermite interpolation) (compressor)
  • Soft Limiting dynamics type now also utilizes knee (compressor)
  • Radio button output type for quicker access (compressor)
  • Reduce flicker on parameter changes

    Version 2.0.0

  • Redesign much of visualizer into GLSL for improved quality and accuracy
  • Configurable visualization layout
  • Theme improvements, much improved ‘light’ theme variations
  • Visual range presets for manual visualization range
  • Introducing ‘milk mode’ parameter and presets (meter)
  • Fix glitch when loading saved look-ahead settings (compressor)
  • Overlap target+output to utilize more screen real estate (compressor)
  • Theme hints removed from presets
  • Various fixes and improvements

    Version 1.9.15

  • Replace look-ahead dial w/slider (compressor)
  • Fix sidechain layout (compressor)
  • Improve dials layout (compressor)
  • Fix notification coloring

    Version 1.9.14

  • Drag & drop file open support (meter)
  • Look and feel improvements

    Version 1.9.12

  • Lots of cosmetic improvements

    Version 1.9.11

  • Improve visualization rect cropping glitch
  • Update tab for checking latest product versions
  • Additional minor fixes and improvements

    Version 1.9.10

  • Fix transfer function visualization for gate (compressor)
  • Detect all loudness types for file i/o (meter)
  • Improve quick-access layout
  • Improve panel and other layout elements

    Version 1.9.9

  • Fix look-ahead behavior in some cases (compressor)
  • Transparent statistics group (meter)

    Version 1.9.8

  • Improve visualizations

    Version 1.9.7

  • Logo update

    Version 1.9.6

  • Add Soft Limiting dynamics type (compressor)
  • Extend source/target min to -70.0 to match LUFS gate
  • Adjust default range/threshold settings

    Version 1.9.5

  • Fix license key displaying incorrectly (compressor)

    Version 1.9.4

  • Add makeup/bypass/gate low-level modes for source:target dynamics type (compressor)
  • Panel texture and shadowing improvements

    Version 1.9.3

  • Update default theme
  • Various minor fixes

    Version 1.9.2

  • Fix single-value slider thumb offset, improve coloring

    Version 1.9.1

  • User interface improvements
  • Revert maximum loudness range change, causing issues with sliders

    Version 1.9.0

  • Expand maximum loudness range
  • Improve Atmos histogram alignment
  • Fix histogram bucket range end text

    Version 1.8.9

  • Fix auval validation failure
  • Minor fixes and improvements

    Version 1.8.8

  • Transfer function raster type (compressor)
  • Fix layout issues, give manual range its own row
  • Exclude threshold from manual range
  • Center histogram buckets for channel-linked

    Version 1.8.7

  • History and histogram rendering quality improvements
  • Fix settings tab parameters not updated in some cases

    Version 1.8.6

  • Add Save as Default preset/theme manager buttons
  • Fix missing tooltips for preset/theme manager buttons
  • Fix histogram hold toggle location in visualization tab

    Version 1.8.5

  • Fix missing threshold for alternate dynamic types in peak modes (compressor)
  • Minor gui improvements

    Version 1.8.4

  • Reduced CPU usage for LUFS calculations
  • Reduced CPU usage during source/target range changes
  • Switch from bucket count to bucket size for consistency
  • Support manual BPM configuration in settings tab
  • Flip histograms to be vertical
  • Minor fixes and improvements

    Version 1.8.3

  • Possible fix for OpenGL compatibility issues
  • Add error message when OpenGL >= 3.2 is not available

    Version 1.8.2

  • Switch OpenGL from compatibility profile to core profile
  • OpenGL related performance optimizations
  • Layout improvements, auto/manual range configuration, show/hide thresholds (meter)

    Version 1.8.1

  • Learn function for source/target ranges

    Version 1.8.0

  • Fix default preset/theme migration
  • Cleanup button corners

    Version 1.7.12

  • Various user interface improvements

    Version 1.7.11

  • Improvements to visualization / threshold rendering (meter)

    Version 1.7.10

  • Improvements to parameter defaults
  • Display ratio as source/target instead of target/source

    Version 1.7.9

  • Improve texture compatibility

    Version 1.7.8

  • Relocate side-chain to fix layout glitch
  • Fix normal color slider thumb contrast
  • Tweaks to panel texture
  • Improve performance with automation w/editor open
  • Fix potential deadlock during rendering

    Version 1.7.7

  • Add show thresholds option (compressor)
  • Various minor fixes and improvements

    Version 1.7.6

  • Fix panel rendering when delta field is disabled

    Version 1.7.5

  • Style toggle buttons
  • Improved panel texturing

    Version 1.7.4

  • Increase the font size

    Version 1.7.3

  • Loudness axis ticks/labels
  • Enable minimize/maximize window buttons for standalone
  • Fix loudness range text box editing (compressor)
  • Fix ordering on delta histograms (compressor)
  • Quick-access manual range slider when auto-range disabled (compressor)
  • Exclude threshold from manual range, except when changing (compressor)

    Version 1.7.2

  • Fix A/B buttons showing over zoomed visualization (compressor)
  • Fix some text elements not fully displaying
  • Fix visualization area clicks not always registering
  • Fix minor layout issues
  • Textured panel background shader

    Version 1.7.1

  • Textured meters
  • Quick-access buttons for auto-range & breath residual (compressor)

    Version 1.7.0

  • User interface cleanup

    Version 1.6.16

  • Simplify switching between raster types and dynamics types

    Version 1.6.15

  • Support Dolby Atmos/SMPTE channel orderings

    Version 1.6.14

  • Fix sidechain output! (compressor)

    Version 1.6.13

  • Improve license input visibility (compressor)

    Version 1.6.12

  • Small improvements to context sensitive help (compressor)

    Version 1.6.11

  • Disable output gain during bypass! (compressor)

    Version 1.6.10

  • Support traditional compression/expansion configuration types in addition to source => target (compressor)

    Version 1.6.9

  • Knobs, dry/wet, output gain (compressor)
  • Aesthetic improvements

    Version 1.6.8

  • Support for Pro Tools
  • Support mouse wheel for combo-boxes
  • Condense user interface a little

    Version 1.6.7

  • Support for macOS Mojave (10.14)

    Version 1.6.6

  • Output types: Standard, Bypass, Delta (compressor)
  • Fix output offset in extreme cases (compressor)

    Version 1.6.5

  • Improved preset save
  • Fix missing source knee threshold drawing
  • Fix missing font characters

    Version 1.6.4

  • Default manual reset, with a reasonable general-purpose default loudness range
  • Default breath residual mode enabled

    Version 1.6.3

  • Aesthetic improvements

    Version 1.6.2

  • Fix mono channels when using stereo loudness types

    Version 1.6.1

  • Fix discontinuities at compression curve extremes (compressor)

    Version 1.6.0

  • Presets & Themes management
  • A/B comparison buttons (compressor)

    Version 1.5.2

  • Minor graphical improvements

    Version 1.5.1

  • Fix Logic Pro validation failure
  • Darken the shading a bit outside the visualizer HUD

    Version 1.5.0

  • Improve/fix breath residual feature (compressor)

    Version 1.4.9

  • Support loading from file for analysis (meter)

    Version 1.4.8

  • Many cosmetic & visualizer improvements, configurable bit-depth

    Version 1.4.7

  • Fix mutex double-lock freeze on latency change in Cubase (compressor)

    Version 1.4.6

  • Additional optimizations and re-fix plug-in resize

    Version 1.4.5

  • Fix FLStudio crash on startup (meter)

    Version 1.4.4

  • Fix plug-in resize AU JUCE bug

    Version 1.4.3

  • Reduce overlay redraw overhead

    Version 1.4.2

  • Reduce CPU usage when editor is closed (meter)

    Version 1.4.1

  • Fix rare crash due to text rendering race condition
  • Fix settings apply/discard buttons sometimes enabled unnecessarily
  • Apply look and feel to standalone application audio settings dialog
  • OpenGL performance improvements

    Version 1.4.0

  • Improve sound quality (compressor)
  • Improve performance (especially meter)
  • Smoother history rendering
  • Improve various minor visual elements
  • Fix stereo RMS reset in certain cases
  • Support offline license activation (compressor)

    Version 1.3.1

  • Improve performance via more reasonable default block size (meter)
  • Minor aesthetic improvements

    Version 1.3.0

  • Fixes & improvements to stereo and integrated LUFS
  • Fix for combo-boxes closing themselves.
  • Fix for trial/license activation glitches while offline (compressor).

    Version 1.2.2

  • Updated EULA: Added a commitment to provide unprotected builds in the event the business ceases operations or goes offline, ensuring long-term access to the software for licensed users.

    Version 1.2.1

  • Support LRA, improvements to peak/min history (meter)

    Version 1.2.0

  • Initial release of APU Loudness Meter
  • Bug fixes and quality improvements (compressor)

    Version 1.1.0

  • Fix knee boundary artifacts (compressor)

    Version 1.0.4

  • Eliminate visual discontinuity during history length increase (compressor)
  • Improve target range behavior (compressor)

    Version 1.0.3

  • Reduce pixel shader artifacts (compressor)

    Version 1.0.2

  • Fix license status text not updating in certain cases (compressor)

    Version 1.0.1

  • Enable sandbox safe for audio unit compatibility (compressor)

    Version 1.0.0

  • Initial release of APU Loudness Compressor