Issue 91

New Metering Bundle

Sonible complements its plugin range with new metering tools.


9 November 2022

Sonible is introducing a Metering Bundle featuring true:balance and true:level. These new metering tools boast Sonible’s intuitive interface design, interactive visualisation, and straightforward, no-fuss approach. While true:balance precisely monitors the spectral balance of any track, true:level enables users to keep an eye on the interplay of loudness and dynamics. 

Sonible’s new metering plugins, true:balance and true:level, radically improve and streamline audio workflows. Both plugins feature a range of target-oriented reference options that draw from a vast amount of audio data and hands-on mixing experience. Catering to the practical needs of users with varying levels of expertise, these reference options are designed for maximum consistency and efficiency. 

true:balance Keeping Tabs On Spectral Distribution 

With true:balance, users have access to all the information and guidance they need for a well-balanced mix. An adjustable spectrum analyser displays both the real-time spectrum of the input signal and the average spectrum over time. To meet listening expectations, true:balance allows to compare the spectral distribution of a mix in reference to either different genres or custom reference tracks.

The plugin’s ability to display level-values — in the lows, mids, and highs — relative to the chosen reference lets the user focus on the overall balance of their mix and avoids the distraction of too many details. At a quick glance, target indicators show whether input signal levels are close to the suggested values of the reference. For those who appreciate additional guidance, a Balance Check suggests what actions to take in order to achieve a distribution similar to the chosen reference. 

For precise insight into the proportion of the left and right channels, and consequently the mono compatibility of a mix, true:balance also sports a channel data section with all the essential info concerning stereo width and correlation values. 

true:level – Closely Monitoring Loudness & Dynamics

By popular demand, Sonible has developed true:level as a stand-alone metering plugin based on smart:limit’s extensive loudness and dynamics monitoring section. Its unique visualisation of the interplay between loudness and dynamics makes true:level a revolutionary metering tool for finding just the right trade-off between these qualities in a track. 

When finalising a track for publication, users can draw from a range of common references, including the loudness values required for different streaming platforms and the dynamics appropriate for various genres — or they can upload custom reference tracks. 

With a final Level Check the plugin then suggests any necessary actions to achieve the specifications of the reference. Additional features such as loudness and dynamics histograms give users a detailed but coherent overview of the audio material’s overall quality.

“Adding the dedicated metering plugins true:balance and true:level to our portfolio of intelligent processing tools seemed like the logical next step in providing post-production software that allows users to focus on their creativity rather than leaving them to second-guess technical decisions.” Alexander Wankhammer, CMO and co-founder Sonible.

Key Features – Metering Bundle With true:balance & true:level

  • Dedicated focus on spectral distribution and loudness and dynamics
  • Real-time metering with insightful visualisation
  • A vast range of reference options for an efficient workflow
  • Straightforward and intuitive user interface
  • Balance and Level Checks for reliable changes

Metering Bundle
Introduction price (until December 9, 2022): EU69 (incl. VAT)
Regular price: EU99 (incl. VAT)

Individual Plugins

Introduction price (until December 9, 2022): EU49 (incl. VAT)
Regular price: EU69 (VAT)

Introduction price (until December 9, 2022): EU49 (incl. VAT)
Regular price: EU69 (incl. VAT)



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