Though is may not be a 'mastering' subject at hand, I thought I would try this in this area of the forums first. A few weeks ago, Cincinnati Public Radio took over the operations and ownership of another radio station. Along with that, we took on many new talented production personel as well as a news crew that produce their own material. In our production environment, many of these individuals produce program material at their desktops. They utilize more simplistic software (Cool Edit, Cool Edit Pro, Sound Forge and the like) since they don't need the more complicated and accurate software that many of you and I have the luxury of using (such as Sequoia or SADiE). So, in order to ensure levels between their desktops and the control rooms are more in 'sync' so to say, what I am looking to do is to is provide them with some software that emulates something along the lines of a Dorrough Loudness Meter. The software I am looking at should be easy to use and affordable and indicate RMS level (and/or average level as shown on a standard VU meter) and peak level of the material if at all possible. If this software could be used as a Direct X plugin, monitor the output of a soundcard and/or be a stand alone application...that would be great. Anything that could assist in allowing them not to have to make major adjustments on the air (where there is a Dorrough 40-A2 loudness monitor meter). The only thing I have found useful thus far is from VB-Audio. THey have a stand alone application called VU-Meter. It is close to what I am looking for, though I don't know how much it costs yet and having to buy a bunch of dongles that can be lost for this simple application is not something which I'd like to do. So - I am looking for suggestions. Would any of you know of software that would fit this application. Thank you.