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*, Any Input, or insert the MiniMetersServer Plugin (VST3/AU/CLAP) at the end of your master channel in the DAW of your choice.

Customize the layout in a horizontal bar (perfect for above or below your audio tool of choice) or pop out modules to create a custom layout.

* Not supported on all systems. See the system audio capture support table below.

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.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System:
    • Windows 10+
      (x86, or ARM64 via emulation layer)
    • macOS 10.13+
      (Intel or Apple Silicon)
    • Linux with Kernel 5+
  • Display: 1280x720 resolution or greater
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3+


  • A DAW or Plug-In host that supports: VST3, Audio Unit, or CLAP.

Audio Routing Support:

Audio Inputs Desktop Audio Capture MiniMetersServer AU/VST3/CLAP
Windows ✅ (Not compatible with ASIO hosts)
macOS ✅ (macOS 13.0 Ventura or later only)
Linux ✅ (via PulseAudio loopback or similar)