Is this plugin still being actively developed? Ever since I discovered Foobar's dynamic range plugin, I use it religiously. It is a great tool. So I am excited to see work being done for one in MusicBee. I played around with it a bit & some of my observations:
1) I thought there would be a file created in the directory of the track / album that was tagged. Is that not implemented yet? A permanent record would be very useful. I run the tags by albums & keep Foobar's file in the album folder for future reference. It is also easier imo to open the text files side by side of two albums than trying to compare them vs each other in the MusicBee panel (In fact I am not sure you can at all). I compare different masterings of the same ablum side by side all the time.
2) I guess I did not understand the discussion of a popup panel to view the newly created tags at a glance? I did not see one, so I went to the main music panel, changed to album/tracks view, added display options for the new tags, then went to the custom tag settings (tag (1)) and renamed them accordingly.
3) There really needs to be a couple of better descriptions in the settings panel. I understand the terms dynamic range, peak, rms, dynamic range low, dynamic range high. You are using more exact terms & it is a bit confusing. I keep having to look up the terms to coordinate with what I know. For example: The term RMS does not appear at all in the settings panel. I finally figured out that Integrated Loudness was RMS. Please add (RMS) to the front like you did (Peak) with True Peak. Maybe it is my ignorance, but I will have to do more reading to understand what the thresholds mean.
4) Any chance to allow us to change the name of this plugin to a custom name? I would prefer a more layman's name so that in 6 month's to a year I come back wondering what this plugin is.
5) It would be nice to see the values to at least 2 decimals. Values for say peak as -1.14 instead of just -1.1, etc. A bit more accuracy is nice especially when comparing similar masterings.
6) I have only used one program such as this. I thought the values between the two should be comparable. The peak & rms values are sort of close. They are often 1 unit off from the foobar one (I.E. rms 17.6 vs 18.5). The dynamic range average/high/low are very far off in multiple tracks vs what I am used to seeing in the Foobar plugin (I.E. Foobar will give a value of 12, this plugin will say 6.34). I do not intend to be rude, but that is not correct. a DR of 6.34 means this track is compressed and it is not I can tell by listening when it is compressed. Because of this I really do not think I can trust this plugin. Please do not think I am being rude, just giving feedback.
The good news is that I got this plugin with MB to add the new tags to the files & populate them as I would expect them to. I really think this will add nice functionality to MB. Thanks for the efforts.