Does a downward-reading version of meter~ exist? I'm creating a compressor and I'd like to have a meter that shows gain reduction in the standard format where the LEDs push down from the top rather than climb up from the bottom. Thanks.
The standard way to do this is to have your signal drive the meter, not have a special type of meter. The meter should always just reflect the actual state of the incoming signal. Therefor, a signal which reflects the level below threshold (i.e. sits at full scale when no gain reduction is occuring) rather than a meter which does this for you is more useful, I think. Of course, your mileage may vary.
Depending on how your patcher works, you could for example compare the current output signal against the current input signal (assuming the output is lower) and then subtract this difference from a full-scale signal, and viola! you have the gain reduction signal.
Have a look inside the help and tutorial patches for the OMX limiter/compressor objects for how they use standard meters to show gain reduction, as well.
What I'm trying to do is have the first LED that illuminates be at the top of the vertical meter~ object, then each successive LED is further down the meter until it gets all the way to the bottom. So, instead of it being a bottom-up meter~, it would be a top-down meter~. I hope that makes sense.