MCompare is the ultimate reference tool for mixing and mastering allowing you to compare your audio quickly with any audio file and stages of your processing chain, and saves you from loudness trickery. You will never be fooled by your own ears again!
Astonishing workflow for the essential task
Comparing your audio to a reference commercial track is essential for every mixing and mastering engineer. Of course you can do that in your host, but the workflow is what matters here. And it cannot be any easier. Press one button and the plugin quickly crossfades between your track and whatever track you choose. Press another one to choose a different track. Or compare the sound at several different stage of your mastering chain for example, each click a different comparison.
Don't let your ears fool you!
Louder music makes you think it sounds better. It lets you feel spectral and spatial balance incorrectly. It lets you ignore acoustic errors hidden under the loud wall of sound.
But the plugin can help you avoid that! It can automatically make the reference tracks match the loudness of your own track. With MCompare you don't need to doubt your senses anymore. If your audio sounds better, it really will be better, not just louder.
Does your master actually sound better?
How many times did you spend hours working on your project and just when you felt it's perfect, you took a break and when you listened to it later you were horrified? That's because your ears fooled you somewhere along the road.
MCompare lets you compare your master to multiple stages in your chain, the dry mix for starters. It will compensate for any latency and match the loudness, so you will really be comparing the sonic qualities of your master and your ears won't be able to deceive you! So when you start doing something wrong, you will know quickly enough, in one click to be precise.
The ultimate mastering chain with referencing
MCompare is the only plugin that lets you compare your master to the chosen reference tracks, dry mix, different stages of your mastering chain and even different versions of your mastering chain. All in a single instance, where everything is one click away. It just cannot be any easier.
Key M Features
User interfaces need to be fast, simple to use and be easy on the eye. Everyone's needs can be different, so flexibility is important. Melda solves this with the most advanced GUI engine on the market.
Stylable: From vintage hardware to super futuristic. You can choose the colours and style of the GUI, making our plugins personal to you.
Resizable: All Melda plugins are freely resizable. Many also feature popup windows. So no matter how many screens you have or what size they are, you will be able to arrange your plugins to keep a focus on what is important.
GPU Accelerated: All the elements in the GUI are accelerated by your GPU. This makes the graphics lightning-fast and frees up extra power for your CPU to focus on the audio.
Stunning Quality: Melda plugins support HDPI and Retina displays, so you will experience beautiful crisp resolutions. With adjustable frames per second up to 100, you will not miss a thing in our detailed analyzers.
Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs
Your ears should always be the main tool, but they are not the only way to judge your audio. Visual aids can be incredibly useful for a variety of reasons. Melda's comprehensive metering system is extremely flexible and delivers you accurate information when you need it. From classic meters to time-based graphs, you will see important visual feedback including; Input, Output, Stereo width, Loudness, Waveforms, Bands, Gain reduction and Sidechain, and some plugin dependent meters.
M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround and up to 64 channels ambisonics processing...
MCompare can handle not only mono and stereo signals, but also mid/side encoding for stereo field processing, separate left & right channels, separate mid or side signal, up to 8 channels of surround audio and even up to the mighty 7th order ambisonics having staggering 64 channels. It is perfect for audio production for music, movies, games, VR...
MIDI controllers with MIDI learn
MCompare contains a powerful MIDI processor, which listen to MIDI controllers and MIDI keyboard and control any parameters realtime.
64-bit processing and an unlimited sampling rate
MCompare provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. It does not make much sense to go over 192kHz, but if you think it is a good idea, the plugin can do that.
Extremely fast, optimized for newest AVX2 and AVX512 capable processors
Computers are now extremely fast, but the algorithms are more complex and projects bigger, so we still need to use the processing power with care. MCompare uses the fastest algorithms, takes advantage of the newest processor capabilities, lets your GPU handle the graphics, and shares the resources with other MeldaProduction plugins. The plugin is among the fastest on the market, yet it provides the best possible audio quality.
Global preset management and online preset exchange
MCompare presets are carefully stored in a system database and you can quickly access them from any project in any host. The plugin can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers. We are building a community and you can be a part of it!
Compare multiple settings
A/B comparison is a widely used method to objectively hear the changes you are making to your audio and help you to make better decisions, non destructively.
A to H Switching: Melda has taken this to the next level. Have up to 8 instances of the plugin, copy/paste the A to H slots and freely switch between them.
A to D Morphing: You can also morph between the first 4 slots with an X-Y pad. Not sure which preset to choose? You could load 4 and find the perfect blend of all of them. Not sure if A or B sounds better? You might prefer an interpolated state somewhere between the two.
No dongle nor internet access is required for activation
How many times did you forget your USB dongle? We are an honest company and expect the same from our customers. Our software uses licence files to activate your software. And the licences are to-person, so you can use it on all your computers as long as you are the user.
When you buy the software you are entitled to free updates, forever. No more money wasted on major updates like it is with other companies. And we update our software a lot!
Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows (both32-bit and 64-bit) & Mac (64-bit only)
MCompare supports all major hosts on both platforms. Checksystem requirements for information about compatibility and installation.
Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support
Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit pluginsin 64-bit hosts!
64-bit plugins can't work in 32-bit hosts even if theoperating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. Theywould have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable. Please check yourproduct PDF documentation (available directly from its web page) for moreinformation and installation instructions.
macOS (10.9 Mavericks - 10.15 Catalina 64-bit only)
VST / VST3 / AU /AAX compatible host
Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support
Please check your product PDF documentation (availabledirectly from its web page) for more information and installation instructions.
Linux is not directly supported, but it is apparentlypossible to run the plugins via Wine. Before installing you have to make surethat your ".wine/drive_c/windows/Fonts/" directory is populated withMicrosoft True Type Fonts (which is generally available as a package on Linuxdistributions).
Our software is compatible with almost every host on themarket. Please check the list of the major ones below. If your host isn't onthe list, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will check itout.