a photo of MiniMeters on a laptop with Ableton Live open.

MiniMeters is a simple standalone audio metering app for Windows, macOS, & Linux.

Monitor your system audio on Windows & Linux, take in any input / loopback device on Windows, macOS, & Linux (more info), or simply drop MiniMetersServer at the end of your master channel in the DAW of your choice.

MiniMeters is designed to be minimal and persistent. It can be used in a single horizontal bar and/or with some modules "popped out" to new windows.

Choose your own Modules

Mix & Match modules to find the best layout for you.


View the frequency history of your audio.

Choose the orientation of the Spectrogram view.

See the waveform representation of your audio in realtime.

Color Modes: Static Multi-Band

Peak History: Display the Multi-Band level history atop the Waveform.

Spectrum Analyzer

View the frequency content of your audio.

Mode: FFT Color Bars Both

Smoothing: Choose the speed of the the view.

Channel: Select Left/Right or Mid/Side.

Frequency Readout: Display the the loudest frequency's pitch in an overlay. Useful for finding the key of a song or sound.

...and more!


Check the stereo width and balance of your audio.

Mode: Logarithmic Linear Lissajous

Color Mode: Static RGB Multi-Band

Peak / LUFS

See a simple view of your immediate peak value (left) & LUFS value (right).


See the most immediate wave representation of your audio in realtime.

Choose whether you would like to sync the Oscilloscope to the lowest frequency of your audio, or you'd prefer the quickest view.

Choose Your Favorite Colors

MiniMeters includes a wide variety of themes.

...Or Make Your Own Theme:

Themes are fully editable and customizable. The included template is a great place to start.

Preview image showing you how to make your own theme.


You've got options on how to get audio into MiniMeters

Everywhere: Just drop the included MiniMetersServer (VST3 / AU) plugin on your DAW's master channel (after any effects) to easily route audio into MiniMeters.

On Windows: Capture your full system audio by default.

On macOS: Use an external loopback driver. There are many good tools for this.

For more info check the help documents.

Available For:


VST3, AU hosts supported for the MiniMetersServer plugin.

App Desktop Audio Capture MiniMetersServer
Windows Yes Yes* Yes
macOS Yes No Yes
Linux Yes Yes* Yes