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Does this technique make sense?
Old 19th January 2007
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Does this technique make sense?

HI,
I have a client who also masters with a "top" brazilian mastering engineer in Brazil. (When budget is fine...)

He commented that whenever he leaves Pro Tools HD to go into outboard analog gear ( Manley, Crane) he always passes the audio into a plugin (L2 probably) because analog systems do not respond properly to quick peaks.

Am I missing something in this? As far as I know you should only peak limit at the very last stage so as to not lose transparency and in a certain way, avoid reducing the dynamic range (true full wordlenght) drastically beforehand.

Thanks for any explanations of yours in advance.

Last edited by Alécio Costa; 19th January 2007 at 07:08 PM.. Reason: mistype
Old 19th January 2007
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Makes nonsense to me?! tutt
I do not see why one would put a limiter pre-analog processing?
Perhaps some other slutz can argue...
Old 19th January 2007
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sure. I´ve just added a word I had mistyped.
Old 19th January 2007
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Depending on the client's demands for sheer volume, I'll have limiters all over the place. Normally, the only place I might *not* have a limiter is post-analog processing (besides various converters catching the peaks, which could technically be considered limiting).

No hard & fast rules there, but to have limiters "nipping" at various stages isn't anything unusual.
Old 19th January 2007
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On occasion, I use a digital limiter in front of a analog and/or digital comp to catch some high peaks, very useful when needed.

Richard
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