Originally Posted by nverxion
Ozone 5 for me, but it has to be the later version that has the multiple algorithms for IRC III mode. It's just always impressed me. The FG-X Level is great too, but I never use the comp section. Never tried AOM or Limiter6...
You may want to give the AOM a try. I had been using Ozone 5 exclusively until I tried the AOM on a rock mix. Compared with Ozone (in its various modes -- I tried them all), the AOM limiter seemed to give kick drums greater weight and punch, while Ozone seemed like it was eating the transients more. That's the main difference I heard -- AOM also appears to have a more transparent, clear, and less colored sound overall at equivalent subjective loudness levels. AOM could get louder than Ozone without distorting!
AOM settings were CH Mode: LR, Shape: Linear, Oversampling: 16x, Overshoot: Clip, Limit Level: 0dB, Output Gain: -0.3dB (this is what is usually called Ceiling). I adjusted Input Gain to get around 5db GR as per the meter, which was about as loud as I could go without distorting.
I still use Ozone 5's limiter on some ballad-type material, but for anything that needs punch, AOM is my go-to.