Mate, before you plunk down for the Waves one, check out Klanghelm's VUMT. €8.00 EUR.
It has 8 "skins" that're included in the plugin; no need to look for them elsewhere. This is the "Amber" one:
Deluxe version with creme skin:
Painstakingly modeled behavior and recreation of the general ballistics of classic VU meters.
Contains three metering modes: VU, RMS and PPM DIN (Type I)
The RMS mode can be set to K-12, K-14 and K-20 scales and offers an integrated peak bar graph
The Meter ballistics are fully customizable. The VU even has a unique overshoot parameter.
VUMT offers dedicated trim controls to make gain staging easy.
GUI-resizing and various options to hide the controls from the GUI and show the meters only and/or a single meter display.
Eight different skins to choose from. An editable instance label.
Available formats (all included in a single license):
Windows: VST, AAX, Standalone (32bit & 64bit)OSX: AU, VST, AAX (32bit & 64bit), Standalone(64bit)
In addition to all the features of the standard version VUMT deluxe offers more metering types (BBC, DIN, Nordic) plus various channel tools, such as Mute and Polarity reverse buttons, a monitor section and the following signal processing tools:
HighPass and LowPass Filters, a single band dynamic EQ with various filter types, useful to remove resonances or for de-essing and a mono maker to narrow the stereo image below a certain frequency.
On top of that, each skin VUMT deluxe offers an additional contrasting GUI for the VU itself.
VUMT deluxe costs 22 €.
Now, I bought the standard version for €8.00 EUR, and read in my account that I can upgrade to the deluxe one for €10.00 EUR, which would be a €4 EUR saving over purchasing deluxe outright. Otherwise, if not on sale, you'll pay €14 for standard and then €10 if you choose to upgrade.
Product page - marvel at the skins as they fade from one to another: