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Plugindoctor fills a longstanding gap in the market: a cross-platform and cross-bitformat plugin analyzer for VST and AU plugins. Whether you are a plugin developer yourself who wants to thoroughly test the audio quality of your latest and greatest product, or a power user who wants to understand in more detail what exactly a specific plugin is doing to your precious audio material, Plugindoctor will help you find out!

Features:

  • Highest quality, double precision FFT engine, independent stereo channel analysis
  • Linear analysis: magnitude and phase response using delta or random input signal
  • Harmonic analysis: highly accurate frequency response analysis to a sinusoidal input signal. Input strength and frequency can be varied for THD/THD+N calculation. Switchable intermodular distortion modus. Sweep function for fundamental and THD response.
  • Oscilloscope: watch what happens to a sinusoidal input signal in real time.
  • Dynamics: use a ramping signal to test compression or expansion, or an attack-release signal to check your compressor’s attack and decay curves.
  • Performance: how many milliseconds are really spent in your plugin’s audio processing callback (as a function of buffer size)
  • Freely resizable user interface
  • Three quality settings, corresponding to three different FFT buffer sizes
  • Storage option of curves in Linear and Harmonic analysis mode for easy comparison of settings or of different plugins
  • Built-in screenshot function
  • Comes as a 32 and a 64 bit executable
  • Can load VST and (on Mac) AU effect plugins

If you’ve been looking for an all-encompassing plugin analyzer, this is it. A free demo is available, with an occasional processing interruption and a limitation of one plugin per session.