Originally Posted by fredouli
Holy **** brain just got an rsi..
Read some of Paul's threads before, this one will take a little more work.
Before that I will probably just ride my input back a fraction. Thanks
Yeah that thread is pretty intense to say the least. Paul was really great to share all of that knowledge.
Maybe if you check back you can go to the thread and use the "search thread" function and enter for the Limiter.
I had to do that in that thread as it for quite long.
From My personal experience with the Oxford Limiter - It seems at times like you have to work it a little more then most other Limiters. I've never found it to be a Limiter I can dial in quickly no matter how often I've used it.
That said, when you find the "sweet-spot" for your track - It can sound very wonderful.
You really shouldn't have to clip to match "commercial levels" (even if your reference CD does indeed clip)
It may well be the Oxford Limiter is not suited for the programme material you are feeding it.
I was using The free "Limiter No6" by VladG last night and was amazed at how much I could seemingly abuse the audio with little to no artifacts. And mind you I was trying to get it to fall apart and it wasn't easy to do.
That would absolutely get you to "commercial" levels with very little trouble and what's more less damage to your source.
There are a few threads on it in the Mastering Forum - Definitely worth a look considering it's free.