Originally Posted by dandeurloo
Do you use the limiter when you track vocals with it? (again OT, haha)
No, it's too easy to distort the limiter, and when tracking I give myself plenty of headroom in Pro Tools. I usually use some version of preset A, just shaving off a few db. It just smooths things out a bit, adds a wee bit of warmth and doesn't lock me into any particular color. I save the heavyweight compression, if desired, for mixdown.
Actually I usually use the A setting in the upper right quadrant, which features attack mod, so I guess I am using the limiter a bit. (the limiter works to tighten up the compressor's attack in this mode).