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Device Overview

Name/Version: VU Meter 1.0.1
Author: Funkatronics  
Description: An Ableton-esque VU meter that tries to model the behavior of older analog VU meters while adding some more modern features.

It is essentially an RMS meter with a long attack/release time that is useful for gain staging and quick leveling of tracks. Features a channel split mode for viewing the left/right or mid/side channels simultaneously, nominal (reference) level adjustment, adjustable attack/release, a floating window, and a proper L/R phase correlation meter.

Note: this is not a loudness meter and therefore not the proper tool for measuring the loudness of your mixes. For loudness measurements, check out my Loudness Meter device here:


1.0.1 - 2018-09-12
- Issue where the device would hijack/corrupt Live's undo history

1.0.0 - 2018-04-03
- Initial Release

The above format is based on Keep a Changelog ( and this project adheres to Semantic Versioning (

Device Details

Downloads: 941
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Live Version Used: 10.0.3
Max Version Used: 7.3.5
Date Added: Apr 04 2018 04:07:32
Date Last Updated: Sep 13 2018 00:01:13
Average Rating (1) 5
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Device Type: audio_device
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Device Files

Device File: VU Meter.amxd


No way, this is fantastic! :D Such a great tool to help with proper gainstaging. I will keep it as a default on my master.

Thanks a lot for sharing your work. :D

Thanks @ekaku! Its always a pleasure to see my work being used. Good luck your productions!

This is really useful. Unfortunately, when it is running it fills up the undo list in Live with Change "live.numbox[8]".

Hey, love love love the meter, but its as Bubbleandsquawk said, when running it somehow is hooking into the UNDO function. so while its running, say if you delete a clip or anything that should be undoable by command /control -Z, you are unable to because the undo buffer is filled with the VU meter activity.

Can u take a look sometime? Its a brilliant and super useful max device, but ruined by this one bug.

thanks in advance!

@bubbleandsquawk and bonkorama, sorry for the delay, I will look into this issue ASAP!

I believe I have fixed the issue with the undo history getting borked. Try out version 1.0.1 and let me know how it works for ya.

Sorry again for the delay on this bug fix!


There's still a numbox filling up the undo

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