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Ian Shepherd's Dynameter

See the dynamics of your music in realtime, and avoid the Loudness Penalty.

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How Does it Work?

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Stop Worrying About Loudness, Start Working With Dynamics

With Dynameter, you can...

Achieve competitive loudness on any platform
Avoid the "Loudness Penalty."
Optimize the punch and power of your audio
Measure the best sounding music out there, and match it.
Instantly assess the dynamics of your music
See how dynamic your audio is at a glance.
Choose your target dynamics profile
Use a suitable preset or your own custom setting.
Stop worrying about loudness
Dynamic is the new loud!
Succeed with dynamics
Gain an intuitive feel for optimal levels of compression and limiting.
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unique and genuinely ground-breaking... a permanent fixture in my DAW output channel from now on Hugh Robjohns (Sound On Sound Magazine)

Avoid the Loudness Penalty

Don't be turned down by online streaming services

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Online streaming services turn down loud music to ensure a more consistent listening experience. Our free Loudness Penalty Analyzer tells you how much your music will be turned down by YouTube, Spotify, TIDAL, Pandora and Apple's Sound Check. Dynameter helps you strike the perfect balance of loudness and dynamics, so that your music will sound great on any platform and have a minimal Loudness Penalty.

Is That a Waveform?

No. So what exactly does Dynameter show?


Dynameter displays a measurement called PSR - the difference between the peak level and the loudness. Higher PSR readings are typically found with more dynamic recordings, whereas heavily limited or clipped material usually shows lower PSR values. Dynameter measures the PSR in realtime, and also displays a colour-coded history graph, giving you an intuitive snapshot view of the dynamic profile of your music.

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an essential tool for assessing the way music finds a place in the loudness managed streaming world Bill Lacey (Resolution Magazine)

Spot Poor Dynamics with Ease

Tap into 20+ years of mastering experience


Dynameter's colour-coding makes is easy to tell how "healthy" your dynamics are. Simply stay in the green and blue and you're all set! If you find that your music dips into the red, brown or even grey, it may mean that your music has restricted dynamics, and that you should apply less compression or limiting. Dynameter's colour-coding was tuned based on 20+ years of mastering experience - it's like having your own personal Mastering Engineer right in your DAW!


What's the word on the street?

Photo of Norberto Cuevas
I instantly loved this plugin. Much more than useful, it's really addictive, and for sure will win a place with many engineers. Dynameter will never be turned off on my mastering sessions! Norberto Cuevas
Photo of Sigurdór Guðmundsson
Absolutely brilliant! Easy to use and gives you an instant and clear overview of the dynamics (in the form of short-term peak-to-loudness ratio) at any given moment + the whole recording, in real time. Really useful. Sigurdór Guðmundsson
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Dynameter is great! It's like a zoom lens for the dynamics of my music; I can see what's going on measure by measure, or zoom out and get an overview of the whole song or album! Ensuring dynamic consistency and compliance has never been so straightforward. Ian Stewart


  • Select a dynamic profile "target"
  • Presets for getting started
  • 90 minute PSR history
  • Zoom history in/out
  • Numeric PSR reading

Plugin Formats

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  • macOS 10.7 or later (64-bit Intel or Apple Silicon)
  • Windows XP SP3 or later (32/64-bit)
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When the client heard it, they commented that it 'popped' and 'had so much space' compared to the previous mix. Now I use it on every track I work on. Audio Plugin Guy

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  • 60 day money-back guarantee
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