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SLM2 released - Smart Stereo Loudness Maximizer Plug-in Dynamics Plugins
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Software SLM2 released - Smart Stereo Loudness Maximizer Plug-in

TBProAudio releases SLM2, a smart stereo loudness maximizer including "analog spice" and oversampling.
The goal of the design was to maximize the loudness of the audio signal while maintaining transparency.



SLM2 offers following features:
  • highly efficient loud-max peak limiter
  • saturation of input signal
  • fully control of attack and release
  • switch-able lookahead
  • additional drive/clip stage
  • stereo link
  • "real" oversampling, up to 16x
  • easy to use GUI
  • preset manager
  • large and accurate live meters
  • all sample rates
  • demo version available

System Requirements:
  • Windows XP SP3 or newer
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or newer
  • Win: 32/64 Bit VST, 32/64 Bit VST3, 32 Bit RTAS, 32/64 Bit AAX
  • OS X: 32/64 Bit VST, 32/64 Bit VST3, 32/64 Bit AU, 32 Bit RTAS, 32/64 Bit AAX
  • tested with: Cockos Reaper, Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo/Wavelab 6/7/8/9, PT10/12/2018, FL Studio 12.x, Studio One, Reason 9.5

Price: 49€
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On your site, in the right column of products, there is SML2 instead of SLM2
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On your site, in the right column of products, there is SML2 instead of SLM2
Argh, fixed, thanks
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it says dmg file is damaged.
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it says dmg file is damaged.
Yes, it seems that there is a problem of our code signing certificate and Mac OS X. The download page (top) shows how to get around this problem.
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ok, terminal command worked.
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A very nice GUI.
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ok, terminal command worked.
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So far it sounds pretty loud but comparing to other limiters (e.g. TB Barricade 3) I heard a clicky distortion with short attack times (around 5ms) which wasn't a good thing. Will need more time with it though and see how I like it.
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a video showing how to use it properly would be much appreciated.
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So far it sounds pretty loud but comparing to other limiters (e.g. TB Barricade 3) I heard a clicky distortion with short attack times (around 5ms) which wasn't a good thing. Will need more time with it though and see how I like it.
Interesting. Could please post or PM me your SLM2 and TB 3 settings?
Would be nice. I guess you compare at equal IL level, right?

BTW: SLM2 attack parameter is not comparable to TB 3 attack. As the whole design is not comparable.
SLM2 attack let the transients through the limiter and "kills" them at clip stage
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Testing this for five minutes and from what I can tell, it's really good. Have to
spend more time with it. Elevate has pretty much replaced all my other limiters.
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Testing this for five minutes and from what I can tell, it's really good. Have to
spend more time with it. Elevate has pretty much replaced all my other limiters.
Yes. I agree that this is very good. I also like Elevate but have ended up preferring Fabfilter Pro-L 2 on most of my projects. So far I prefer SML2 over the Pro-L 2 in a quick comparison. As you say, more time is required with it.

Lower midrange and bass seem clearer with SML2 without losing punch or power. I think the saturation is adding some crunchiness that can be perceived as added high frequency content. I wish there was a way to turn the saturation off, but if you mix into it, I don't think it will be a problem really.

Using the long look-ahead setting and completely de-linking the channels can give a very transparent and musical sound. I use fairly conservative amounts of limiting on the master buss, so it will be interesting to hear from others who tend to push things harder.

By the way, Mr. Hare I listened to a bunch of your tunes on your website The songwriting is quite good and so is the mixing/production. Impressive.
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Thank you MarsBot!
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Update to 1.2:
- Limiter mode "smooth" added
- DSP optimizations
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Update to 1.2:
- Limiter mode "smooth" added
- DSP optimizations
I like the smooth mode. That's a very nice addition that actually is . . . smoother Is there any chance you will add a switch so the saturation could be turned off? I really like the subtle saturation but some songs might work better without it.
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I like the smooth mode. That's a very nice addition that actually is . . . smoother Is there any chance you will add a switch so the saturation could be turned off? I really like the subtle saturation but some songs might work better without it.
Thank you!
Lets see what we can do with the Saturation switch.
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