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Old 15th October 2018
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Originally Posted by Deleted 691ca21 View Post
If there are two stray peaks in the mix that are short transients that stick out 3dB above everything else, I'm gonna get rid of them with a clipper (as long as it's transparent to my ears) before hitting the limiter, otherwise things can sound nasty if you are doing say a max of 2dB of limiting but then on those two peaks, it suddenly hits 5dB of limiting. Whatever works. Why limit yourself?
In cases like that I go into the DAW and edit the waveform (select the region between zero crossings and pull down the gain). Much more transparent than clipping. It's easy to see in a DAW where those rogue peaks are located.