Leeds, UK (November 14, 2016)—NUGEN Audio has launched its MasterCheck Pro, a new loudness, dynamics and codec toolset for music professionals, optimized for servicing music stream providers such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and Digital Radio. MasterCheck Pro enables auditioning of different codecs in real time, helping to avoid distortion or over-compression.

MasterCheck Pro’s meters show loudness and peak-to-loudness ratio (PLR or dynamic range) and how these factors are affected when the music is played on the target platform.

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Producers can also A/B the master effects chain with other reference tracks or with the uncompressed mix.

Further, MasterCheck Pro's loudness auditioning reveals any level changes that may be applied by the streaming service. MasterCheck Pro's true-peak metering reportedly ensures that the mix is within the delivery spec, guaranteeing the music won't be clipped at later encoding stages.

For a limited time, MasterCheck Pro is available for $149 (regular price is $199). The plug-in supports AAX, VST, AU, and RTAS for both Windows and OS X.