Here you will find a step-by-step guide on how to install Youlean Loudness Meter.

This explanation works for both, the FREE and the PRO version, so let’s get started.

 

  • The installer is the same for the FREE and the PRO version so in both cases you need to visit the Download page first.
  • Depending on the system you use, you will choose Windows or MAC installer.
  • To discover which is the most optimized version for your system, I recommend you to do the Compatibility Test, check it out here.

Windows

1. Click ‘Download for Windows’ button.

2. Unarchive the .zip file. > Double-click the .exe file to begin the installation.

3. Click ‘Next’.

4. Select the components to be installed > Click ‘Next’.

5. Select a folder in which to install each individual plugin component > Click ‘Next’.

6. Click ‘Install’.

7. Click ‘Finish’.

The free version of your software is now ready to use within your DAW.

Now, if you want to unlock the PRO version, you will need to click the BUY PRO button within the plugin or on the website youlean.co. Then, you will be redirected to the shopping cart.

After the purchase, you will receive 2 emails after which you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Open Youlean Loudness Meter plugin FREE version.

2. Open the padlock icon on the top left of the plugin and copy and paste your email and serial number that you have received via email.

3. Click the REGISTER button.

4. Reload the plugin to fully activate it.

 

 

MAC

1. Click ‘Download for macOS’ button.

2. Unarchive the .zip file > Double-click the .pkg file to begin the installation.

3. Click ‘Continue’.

4. Click ‘OK’.

5. Click ‘Continue’.

6. Click ‘Continue’.

7. Click ‘Continue’.

8. Click ‘Agree’.

9. Select the disk destination > Click ‘Continue’.

10. Click ‘Install’.

11. Enter your computer username and password > Click ‘Install Software’.

12. Click ‘Close’.

The free version of your software is now ready to use within your DAW.

Now, if you want to unlock the PRO version, you will need to click the BUY PRO button within the plugin or on the website youlean.co. You will be redirected to the shopping cart.

After the purchase, you will receive 2 emails after which you will need to follow these steps:

1. Open Youlean Loudness Meter plugin FREE version.

2. Open the padlock icon on the top left of the plugin and copy and paste your email and serial number that you have received via email.

3. Click the REGISTER button.

4. Reload the plugin to fully activate it.

 

And that’s it.

You are ready to use Youlean Loudness Meter.

14 Comments

  1. How do I access the meter inside protools? Can’t find it anywhere in the plugins list and I’m losing my mind

    Reply
    • Hi Nick,

      Sorry for the issue. Please try finishing this test and it will give you the correct version for your system. https://youlean.co/youlean-loudness-meter-system-compatibility-test/
      Also, please use the installer since manual copy could be an issue, and if you are on macOS, you will need to log off or reboot the mac after the installation.

  2. Me he descargado la version gratuita para windows , y puedo abroir el programa pero no dentro de Ableton Live 9, alguna razon por la cual no pueda utilizarlo, no puedo reproducir nada , parece como si no estuviera vinculado. Ayudenme porfavor.

    Reply
  3. Looked through your site and see no mention of any difference between free or purchasing. Are there limitations without activation?

    Reply
  4. Hello,
    after installation the free loudness meter plugin on my logic pro x v10.4.8, i can´t see the plugin on the plugin menu from logic.
    On Wavelab, i can see your plugin (VST and VST3).

    You have any idea ?

    Reply
    • Please reboot the mac and it will show up.

  5. I cannot find youlean in fl after installing it. Why?

    Reply
    • You will need to rescan for the new plugins in order to show up. Also, make sure to make it favorite in order to show up in the plugin list.

  6. Hi! I updated my SO and lost my serial number for your plugin. Is there any way you can send it to me? I think I’ve erased the email too..

    Reply
    • Please contact me here in order to solve the issue: https://youlean.co/contact/

  7. Hi… I would be so grateful for your advice. I’ve been making an audio recording of a new translation the Dhammapada the teaching of the Buddha in the Theravadan tradition. This will be free to download from the simplybeing.co.uk website and also from the James Low you tube page… students particularly those who are dyslexic will find it helpful as the notes which apply to each verse follow-on rather than separated in a section at the and the text.
    This has produced 26 little files of each chapters each about 20 minutes long ( great for teaching) and I would like the loudness not to vary much between them. Also I intend to link them into one big file in Amadeus and would like the loudness to be fairly level across the entirety of the compilation. Talking with people on the Hairersoft ( Amadeus) forum, someone recommended your loudness meter.
    I have downloaded the free version( I don’t charge for my teaching so it would be good if I did not have to upgrade to the pro version… and this is a bit of a one-off, but if I do well that’s okay!) and at the moment I cannot even import a file.
    What happens is… going to file – open project – a window opens and whilst I can see the folder in desktop, its contents are greyed out.
    So I would really appreciate some help around how to import the files which I’m trying to equalise in loudness… what to watch out for… and how to even out the general loudnes!

    I hope this work will be useful in brings some more peace into people’s lives and thank you in advance for any help that you can offer

    with best wishes

    Wendy

    Reply
    • If you are intending to use the free version, you will need to load it inside some DAW like Adobe Audition, etc. You can use the standalone app just for real-time measurements from the sound card inputs.

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