i just put together a little demonstration of the technique quick. so don't expect a mind-boggling mix.
i've just added some quantized drums to an existing beat for this.
the limiter (oxford) is on a bus on the first one. i've ran kicks, bassline and epiano through the bus. there's nothing at all on the master channel. http://proop.pr.funpic.de/limiter_on_bus.mp3
on the second one, i've moved the limiter from the bus to the master. same settings. http://proop.pr.funpic.de/limiter_on_master.mp3
to me, the snare sounds flattened off on the second one, while the other instruments sound less full, certainly because the limiter has to deal with more frequencies.
@psycho_monkey, i think you can safely clip your audio with plugins like GClip (GVST - GClip
), at least i couldn't detect any intersample peaks.
here are the settings of the limiter for this example, in case you want to try it yourself:
i added that 12.6 ms of release to both versions because otherwise the bass was distorting.
ps: i'm sorry this thread ended up in such a disaster.