K-Meter

Implementation of a K-System meter according to Bob Katz’ specifications.

Screen shot of K-Meter

About

K-Meter supports mono, stereo and 5.1 surround sound signals. All meters have been thoroughly validated. The average meter reads either RMS levels or ITU BS.1770-1 loudness weighted levels.

K-Meter was featured in an article by NPR Labs. Also, some users have reported that they use K-Meter for teaching, while others use it professionally such as in post-production.

FAQ

K-Meter crashes when the plug-in is loaded/opened

  1. K-Meter comes with a folder called kmeter. This folder must be located in the same folder as the plug-in, so please copy it along and try again!

  2. K-Meter requires a processor which supports the SSE2 instruction set (if you run at Windows 8 and above, it does). On Windows, you might also have to install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017.

Documentation

For documentation and further information, please see the manual and the directory doc.

Code of conduct

Please read the code of conduct before asking for help, filing bug reports or contributing to this project. Thanks!

Releases

The current version is 2.8.2 (built on 2020-04-18). It requires a processor which supports the SSE2 instruction set. On Windows systems, you may also have to install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017.

The source code can be downloaded from GitHub.

Current release

System Version Bits Release
GNU/Linux 2.8.2 32 bit VST2 plug-in
Stand-alone
64 bit VST2 plug-in
Stand-alone
Windows 7 2.8.2 32 bit VST2 plug-in
and above VST3 plug-in
Stand-alone
64 bit VST2 plug-in
VST3 plug-in
Stand-alone

LV2 plug-ins (not updated anymore)

System Version Bits Release
GNU/Linux 2.8.1 32 bit LV2 plug-in
64 bit LV2 plug-in

Bug reports

Please report bugs using GitHub’s issue tracker. You may also use it to place your wishes or ideas.

License

This is free software and licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3).

Please note, however, that the VST2 SDK is not free. I provide a VST2 plug-in because it is a de facto standard that makes life easier for musicians and engineers who just want to make some great sounding albums.

But if you are a free software advocate, you might not want to use the VST2 plug-in. The pre-built GNU/Linux stand-alone and VST3 plug-ins really are free software in the sense of the Free Software Foundation.

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