VUplug: a free audio plugin for MIDI metering

VUplug: MIDI metering for Any DAW, Any MIDI Controller

VUplug: a free plugin for metering

Show the levels of any track in your DAW on your MIDI controller using VUplug. Works on Mac (64-bit only) and Windows (32- and 64-bit).

Download Links

Download for OSX | Download for Windows

Generic Instructions

Using Host Automation in your DAW, VUplug will send MIDI data responding to the audio level of a track. VUplug presents one parameter (“Mix”) and ignores any changes to that parameter. Instead, it changes that parameter so your MIDI controller can show levels for a track.

  1. Add VUPlug by to the track you wish to meter
  2. Using Host Automation, map a knob, slider, or meter control in your MIDI controller to the MIX parameter

Additional Instructions for OS X

If you need to route MIDI and don’t use musicIO, check out MidiPipe

Additional Instructions for Windows

  1. Copy the plugins to C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Vstplugins\
  2. You may need to check additional instructions for your DAW. Instructions for Ableton