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Your Favorite Limiter Plugin?
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112db Big Blue
2 Votes - 0.21%
Brainworx bx_XL
16 Votes - 1.64%
Fabfilter Pro-L
187 Votes - 19.18%
iZotope Ozone
108 Votes - 11.08%
PSP Xenon
71 Votes - 7.28%
Slate FG-X
105 Votes - 10.77%
Sonnox
141 Votes - 14.46%
UAD Precision
64 Votes - 6.56%
Voxengo Elephant
134 Votes - 13.74%
Waves L2 / L3
147 Votes - 15.08%
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#91
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Yeah, Sonnox is probably still the loudest one..
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L3 Multimaximizer limits in multiple bands as well. And IIRC the L3 Ultramaximizer (the streamlined version that doesn't provide the user with band controls) still splits into multiple bands under the hood.


Thanks 24-96 Mastering for your reply...i did'nt know about the multiband limiting 'under the hood' thingy.

Anyway, i don't think the Waves L3 series do a very good job on limiting wave signals in general..
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Your Favorite Limiter Plugin?

Sonnox is a classic
And Lawo the new one
If you like tv sound
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Well it's not always about trying to get insanely loud. For me it's more about trying to get a good level in the most transparent / open sounding way.
I agree, that is why I have other plug-ins too but if requested (and is usually requested ) its somewhat a time saving plug-in.
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Sonnox can sometimes distort pad sounds and rhodes.
I think what you are experiencing is a side effect of the 'inflator' part of the algorithm, and not the actual limiter section.

Try to switch off 'Safe mode' and keep enhance slider at zero.
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i get the feeling that these limiter topics give the 'crowd' the idea that limiting is the holy grail in mastering. sure, i care about what limiter(s) i use and how they keep up to newcomers. but it's no more than 1% of what makes a master imho, and maybe 5% of the really loud ones. get a good eq first, before you start to think about limiting.
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I find myself using the L3 for master limiting, and the FabFilter Pro-L infrequently on individual channels when mixing.
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I generally use PSP xenon...sounds a bit more transparent than waves L2/L3...but i have to say, specifically the saturation setting on t-racks brickwall limiter isn't all that bad...the rest of it can get a bit pumpy, but i find the saturation setting can be nice on certain material. For everything else i just use UAD Precision...the Xenon is definitely my favourite though...
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Massey L2007

Massey L2007 here....

Also have L2, L3, Sonnox, TC Brick wall ....but the Massey shows less artifacts than the rest and sounds more natural. Specially the Mellow program.
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I really like the sonnox limiter... But lately I've been using the mcdsp ml4000(ML1) which is great too!
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i get the feeling that these limiter topics give the 'crowd' the idea that limiting is the holy grail in mastering. sure, i care about what limiter(s) i use and how they keep up to newcomers. but it's no more than 1% of what makes a master imho, and maybe 5% of the really loud ones. get a good eq first, before you start to think about limiting.
im not sure, but i think you meet the word 'limiter' so many times because you read the topic about limiters.
it would be strange if people here were discussing eqs.

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Doesn't Stillwell offer any top notch limiters? I know they make some pretty nice compressors like the rocket...

Otherwise my vote goes to Waves L3 and T-Racks Brickwall.
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Event horizon it's called.

While I've been long time Elephant user I must say I was quite impressed by the BX XL. This thing really rocks imho.
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I've tryed a lot of limiters but the only limiter that is less destructing transients is oxford.Maybe I didn't get more deeply in others but this one obtain the puch almost like it is without limiter.But some people say that you lose low end. Does anyone have an explanation about this?

Thanks!
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sonnox here
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Using the T-RackS 3 Brick Wall Limiter.

I'm pretty happy with it.

Next up in the experiment is Voxengo Elephant.

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Was singing the praises of FG-X for about a month but I have since gone back to Sonnox.
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I usually activate all limiters I have with the same amount of reduction. Then I bypass them and try wich one sounds best for the project.
At the moment I use Sonnox, L1, L2 and UAD1-PL. For most music Sonnox winns the race. But if I need to go louder, L2 is more transparent.
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There's a new limiter in town, well, a new version of a good old plugin and it really needs to be mentioned here. It is brilliant.

TB Barricade


I wouldn't call it exactly the most "transparent" limiter of them all (don't get me wrong, it IS very transparent still.. but more in the vein of L2 and some other limiters I don't dare to mention) but the slightly soft character it has is very nice for some projects.

At a ridiculously low price of 20 euros it's a complete no-brainer.

The only real disadvantage of this limiter is the lack of any kind of stereo linking. It's always semi-unlinked which is usually preferred but can sometimes shift the stereo image of material a bit too much.

Anyhow, highly recommended for it's "tone"/character/limiting action!

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I find sonnox to be very versatile and very clean if set right to the program, crankloud too if needed.
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A slight update on the status of Barricade from Toneboosters:

- Stereo linking will be added to the next update!

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Sonnox is kind of round sounding to me that I like.
Flux PureLimitter sounds nice too.
I like both.
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Where is the T-RackS Brickwall Limiter in that list?
That is the one that would get my vote...
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Can Voxengo be used in Pro Tools?
At least on PC all voxengo plugins run very well through the FXpansion VST to RTAS wrapper.

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Where is the T-RackS Brickwall Limiter in that list?
That is the one that would get my vote...
Whyever might that be?

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Whyever might that be?

Because I believe in the tools that my company develops, and I use them every day, of course. Have since long before I starting working for IK.

Make sure your cart isn't before your horse. I work here because I'm a fan and a user, not the other way around.
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