JSound ~ Multiplatform Audio Player


Best level of equalization sound, convert to your audio format, listen to web radio, show music representations with spectrum and VU meters. Set equalization in played music, apply effects. Feel the difference and change your experience to listen music.

Features:

  • Play many formats
  • Stream Web Radio
  • Equalizer 31 bands (Left and Right)
  • Find and download music
  • Sound Effects
  • Audio Converter
  • Spectrum Analyzer
  • VU Meter
  • Preamp
  • Tag Editor
  • Cover-Art
  • Lyrics in real time
  • More accurate equalizer
  • Equalizer Smooth control
  • Music downloads more efficient
  • Spectrum now in gradient or one color
  • New engine for lyrics
  • New engine for covers
  • Cut Music (wav editor)
  • CD Ripper
  • Automatic Update
  • Music Statistics

jsound

https://www.youtube.com/user/JSoundPlayer
https://sourceforge.net/projects/jortegasound/

kmeter ~ K-System Audio Meter


Implementation of a K-System meter according to Bob Katz’ specifications.

K-Meter supports mono, stereo and 5.1 surround sound signals. All meters have been thoroughly validated. The average meter reads either RMS levels or ITU BS.1770-1 loudness weighted levels.

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Website

PeppyMeter ~ Linux Analog VU Meter


PeppyMeter is a software VU Meter written in Python. It was originally developed as the new ‘VU Meter’ screensaver for Peppy Player. With minor modifications it became a stand-alone application. PeppyMeter gets audio data from media players (e.g. mpd) via fifo and displays current volume levels in a Graphical User Interface in the form of a traditional VU Meter.

  • Written in Python.
  • Pygame library leveraged for UI purposes.
  • UI is available in three resolutions 800×480, 480×320 and 320×240 pixels.
  • The input for the program is the data from the named pipe. That signal should be provided by peppyalsa plugin.
  • Supplies 9 default meters out of the box.
  • Allows you to add your own meters.
  • Open-source. All source files are available on Github.
  • Several data sources are available for testing and tuning.
  • Provides four types of output: Display, Serial, I2C and PWM.

meters

https://github.com/project-owner/PeppyMeter.doc/wiki
http://github.com/project-owner/PeppyMeter
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pc-based/291010-peppymeter.html

Foobar2000 ~ Installing Analog VU Meters


Adding an analog VU meter to the Foobar2000 DUI

Foobar 2000 Four Panels - Default Analog VU Meters

Foobar2000 – DUI – Four Panels – Default Analog VU Meters

Required component: foo_vis_vumeter.dll

Directions:

  1. Download foo_vis_vumeter.dll
  2. Navigate to File \ Preferences \ Components
  3. Drag foo_vis_vumeter.dll to the component window
  4. Click Apply and then Ok to restart Foobar
  5. Copy any .bin skin files to the ...\AppData\Roaming\foobar2000\user-components\foo_vis_vumeter folder (Shift+File>Browse configuration folder)
  6. Select View \ Layout \ Enable layout editing mode
  7. Right click the tab area in a panel and select Add New Tab
  8. Right click the new tab and rename it “Analog VU Meter” or whatever
  9. Right click the new display area and select Add New UI Element
  10. Select Analog VU Meter from the list (Playback Visualization)
  11. Disable layout editing mode

Parameters:

Right-click the meter:

  • Layout submenu / Horizontal or Vertical / Dual or Single / Mono / Lock Aspect Ratio
  • Select skin

Preferences / Advanced / Display / VU Meter:

  • VU meter sensitivity – Default left and right preamp (db): 20 and rise time(s) 0.20s

Scroll wheel

  • Adjusts meter sensitivity

Analog VU Meter Skins (DeviantArt):
Behringer & Speakers
Denon
LCD Style, Blue, Horizontal
LCD Style, Vertical
noel62 VU Meters Pack
Sony TC-1xxx
Sony TC-2xxx
Sony TC-3xxx
Technics RT-671 NB
Technics RT-671 NW
Technics RT-671 NZ
Technics RT-671 NX
Teac NX
Various

Sources:
http://www.hydrogenaud.io/forums/index.php?showtopic=33939
http://www.hydrogenaud.io/forums/index.php?showtopic=106793
http://www.head-fi.org/t/616963/the-foobar2000-resource-thread/45#post_9382013
http://foobar2000.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5012 (Russian)