Archived: Mastering Tools

Archival: Mastering Instruments as Software Plug-in: Mastering Tools

Audio analysis and mastering tools as pure software for musicians, editors, audio/video engineers

NOTE: This plug-in/stand alone application is no longer available!

Read article Plug-ins discontinued for further information.


In Mastering Tools, RTW audio measurement tools have been converted into pure software without additional hardware. As a quality instance, they make it easier for musicians, editors, audio/video engineers to comply with customer-specific specifications or the corresponding specifications of broadcasting companies. Thanks to the intuitive operating concept with precise and effortlessly readable measuring instruments, the Mastering Tools are equally suitable for users with and without background knowledge.

  • Plug-in and stand-alone application for Mac® and Windows® systems
  • Precise and visually easy-to-read mastering instruments
  • Quality control to ensure compliance at all stages of production

Cross-platform Consistency

With this the Mastering Tools execute the functionality of the award-winning and comprehensive equipped TM7 and TM9 instruments including basic and Premium PPM,  Loudness, RTA, SSA, Audio Vectorscope, and (Multi-) Correlator, and offers the same degree of functionality and clarity as the hardware models. The instruments can be freely arranged and scaled. Various function parameters offer extra flexibility.
Six selectable window frames (landscape and portrait view) resp. the freely adjustable display window permit the tailorable positioning of the provided instruments. Multiple instances may be used. You can store all setups and layouts as presets.

Whether you work with the hardware or the software, you always get consistent and precise measurement results to effortlessly meet customer-specific targets. This allows you to focus entirely on the quality of your production.


  • DAW plug-in and stand-alone application
  • Multi-channel version with single-user license or network license (2 or 10 seats)
  • Stereo version with single-user license
  • Selectable window frames or freely adjustable display for tailorable positioning
  • Flexible display layout with scalable instruments
  • Sampling rates up to 96 kHz
  • Up to 8-ch. PPM, TruePeak, and Loudness measurement
  • Graphical routing overview with channel presence and activity indicator
  • Bargraph and/or numerical display
  • Loudness acc. to EBU R128 s1, ITU-R BS.1770-4/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, OP-59, AGCOM, CALM Act, Leq(), TASA, SAWA
  • Loudness range (LRA) with MagicLRA
  • SPL view
  • Surround Sound Analyzer
  • Multi Correlator, Stereo Correlator
  • Audio Vectorscope
  • Real Time Spectrum Analyzer (RTA)
  • Function parameters for extra flexibility: integration time, operational range, tolerance, viewing options for metering data and scales
  • Common plug-in formats for Windows® and Mac® OS X
  • iLok copy protection (iLok License Manager 5.0 or higher and iLok Account required, iLok USB Smart Key recommended, not included)

Operation Requirements

  • Dual-core-processor 2.5 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 200 MB Hard disk space
  • Operating systems
    - VST2.4, VST3, stand-alone (32/64 bit each), AAX Native64 for Windows® 7/8.1/10
    - VST2.4, VST3, AU, AAX Native64, stand-alone for macOS® X 10.11 or higher and for macOS® Big Sur (11) on computers with Intel® processor
  • ASIO audio driver installed on Windows® systems
  • Latest OpenGL® graphic driver and other firmware of your computer
  • iLok License Manager 5.0 or higher and iLok Account
  • iLok USB Smart Key: recommended for single-user licenses, required for network licenses (not included)
  • iLok Server (Floating License Server) for network licenses (not included)
  • Internet connection required for activation process