The FG-Level is the industry’s top loudness enhancer, relying on a proprietary Intelligent Transient Preservation process. Rather than simply brickwall limit, the ITP process optimizes saturation curves to absorb peaks in a more natural and transparent way. The FG-Level also includes mastering-grade transient enhancement, as well as a revolutionary algorithm called Dynamic Perception, which increases the perceived dynamics in a mix. Overall, the FG-X is capable of increasing the loudness of a mix to pro mastering-quality levels without ever sounding like anything has changed, as punch, depth, and dynamics remain intact.
Well of course it's very easy for you to criticize because you have not started your own audio business from the ground up. You've not had to face the challenge of a demanding customer base combined with limited resources and complex issues that are commonly unpredictable. You've never had the feeling of working...
Wow this thing sounds great ! After 10 minutes I decided to sell my slate fg-x. The weiss limiter is much more solid. Compressor and de-esser both are great on vocals but I need further experiments since the unit is quite complex.
Aom and Elevate were both distorting very quickly when I tested them. It seems to be very genre dependant what people like or don't. I currently use Limitless, Stealth, Ozone 8, Pro-L2, Hornet, FG-X, Xenon, UAD Precision, or a clipper, in that order from most to least often.
The FG-X is the best mastering processor I have used to date. It can get the mixes very loud while maintaining a dynamic feel.
It has two sections. A Compressor and a Leveler.
The compressor is very transparent. It helps tame the mix before the final leveling stage.
Before we get started on this review I want to go into some back-story on myself.
I master records for a living.
I'm not a famous engineer with several Grammy's, though I have worked for a high profile software developer (Studio One Media) years ago, and one of the primary functions of what...