Originally Posted by asterix2k10
When should I or should I not use a -0.1dB / 1000msg release limiter on the master track?
I want the limiter to be transparent thats why I have a slower release time. What would a better release time be, in your opinion?
OdBFS is very hot. On action features, I set the limiter threshold at -2dBFS or lower with very fast attack and release times so that, as much as is possible, only the actual transients are being limited. IMO, if you are hearing objectionable artifacts with the threshold set at -2dBFS or even -3dBFS when working at 85dB SPL, then it's either not a very good limiter or you are hitting it way too hard, in which case you are working at levels that are likely to result in hearing damage.
For TV it is a moot point, given that the highest True Peak specs I have ever seen are a maximum of -2dBFS, and often -6dBFS.