Windows VU Meter is a standalone application that mimics an old stereo's VU or audio level meters. Designed for Microsoft ® Windows Vista ® and up (even tested on Windows 7 ®), the program has no intervening toolbars or window frames to allow the program to allow a clean interface and make it easy to overlay on top of a program you're using. Features of the program include:

  • For Microsoft ® Windows Vista ®, and after testing, works with Windows 7 ® as well.
  • Clean interface that includes no toolbars or window dressings
  • Ability to select response time of VU Meter, selectable of 150ms or default 300ms. Response time is the amount of time it takes the needles to make a full swing of the gauge.
  • User selectable interface component coloring. Program saves and remembers settings the next time it's run.
  • Option setting to allow always-on setting, allowing the program to be laid over another program that you're monitoring the audio levels for. An example image.
  • User option to alter the maximum value of the VU Meter. This is handy for videos or music that were recorded at a lower value. The above example image is an example of this too.
  • All program options and commands are handled by right-clicking the interface.

Example images of the program running.

Default state and coloring:

User selected colors:

If you're ready to try out this program, hit the Install button below to go to the Install page. If you find this program useful, or have suggestions/criticisms, please use the project's forums to give feedback.