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Name/Version: Volume Buddy - Auto Gain Anything. 1.1
Author: Technoir  
Description: Volume Buddy is a one of a kind new LUFS auto gain plugin that will change the way you mix and create music.

- Remove volume bias from your mixing by automatically compensating the difference in volume introduced by plugins.
- Volume Buddy gain stages in LUFS which is the measurement closest to how the human ear perceives sound. Post-effect perceived volume should sound equivalent to pre-effect perceived volume and LUFS measures precisely that.
- Train your ears to listen to how effects and plugins change your sound and not the volume.
- Increase the speed at which you work and mix without the need to manually gain stage.
- Target Mode allows you to set the level you wish the volume to be at and Volume Buddy automatically raises or lowers incoming audio to meet that level.
- Rack Mode automatically detects when placed into a group allowing you to make preset racks with any plugin, making anything you want auto gained.
- Works with all plugin types (VST, AU, native Ableton effects)
- CPU Friendly!
- For Ableton 9 (with Max for Live installed) and Ableton 10!


v1.1: Fixed bug where volume would not remain set in Target Mode after pausing and replaying. Fixed a bug where volume would overshoot target value in certain instances. Added slider to adjust speed of update. Rack Mode now automatically detects when placed in a group. Now automatically slows down volume adjust and stops once target volume is reached, then upon change, adjusts again. Average Diff. bug fixed where upon clicking to see pre-adjust level, it would not return back to the proper Average Diff. value. Manual has been updated (please re-read).


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Live Version Used: 10.0.3
Max Version Used: 8
Date Added: Nov 07 2018 03:37:12
Date Last Updated: Nov 22 2018 18:03:40
Device Type: audio_device
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License (more info): Commercial


Looks promising! Have used the free device below, but found it to be not perfect. Also only seems to work with other Max devices - only stock ableton devices.

Does your device work with AU/VST, stock and amx devices? LOVE the idea of using LUFS btw.

Also, care to upload a demo YouTube video? :)

A couple similar devices:

Audio Amplitude Preserver - Sender 0.5 (FREE)

Volume Compensator 1.1 (PAID)

Sorry, the free one above does NOT* seem to work with other max devices.

Wow, I am really botching these comments here. Looks like the above two are both FREE.

Hey, still wondering if this works with AU/VST, stock, as well as other Max devices.

Just bought it and yes looks like it works with other vst plugins

The thing is on the market today the only other one making this stuff is meterplugs and it costs 149$ ...

the 5$ are well well invested on this one specially on lufs matching

Good job!

Did also a test with my ears and some manual lufs matching via metters I think I just saved 144 $

Nice! I guess I'll give it a shot! :)

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