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Big Bri

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high frequency limiter decision
« on: April 30, 2004, 11:27:16 pm »

Hey guys,

we are thinking a Weiss DS-1 would be a nice addition to our arsenal to help with problem projects(i.e. excessive sibilance, cymbals, or gritty gtrs).  Do you guys think this a wise investment? And if so at what point in the mastering chain is it most effective.  Thanks for your responses in advance.

Brian Baker
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duaneadam

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Re: high frequency limiter decision
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2004, 01:08:21 pm »

Rumor has it that maestro Weiss is working on a new unit called the Powerhouse that will perform multiple functions (compressor, limiter EQ etc.). Could be worth the wait.

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bblackwood

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Re: high frequency limiter decision
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2004, 05:05:33 pm »

Though I have not had the pleasure, word has it that the Maselec M/S HF limiter is the killer de-esser right now...
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Re: high frequency limiter decision
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2004, 01:26:40 am »

I auditioned the Maselec and it's good for analog, but not as invisible as a good digital d'esser.
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Re: high frequency limiter decision
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2004, 01:49:16 am »

Thanks for the info

Are you guys talking about the Maselec made by Prism? I've never seen a m/s HF Limiter on the site.

Thanks,
Brian
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bblackwood

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Re: high frequency limiter decision
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2004, 07:28:01 am »

Big Bri wrote on Mon, 03 May 2004 00:49

Are you guys talking about the Maselec made by Prism? I've never seen a m/s HF Limiter on the site.

Leif Mases designed the Maselec line for Prism, but there is more to it - Maselec...
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Re: high frequency limiter decision
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2004, 06:31:33 pm »

bblackwood wrote on Sun, 02 May 2004 14:05

Though I have not had the pleasure, word has it that the Maselec M/S HF limiter is the killer de-esser right now...


Maselec's MPL-2 and MDS-2 can both act as high frequency limiters, but the MDS-2 offers M/S in the sidechain for better detection of center sibilance and less sensitivity to high end in the side. The M/S isn't actually in the audio signal path.
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Doug Van Sloun

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Re: high frequency limiter decision
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2004, 10:49:29 pm »

Big Bri wrote on Fri, 30 April 2004 22:27


we are thinking a Weiss DS-1 would be a nice addition to our arsenal to help with problem projects(i.e. excessive sibilance, cymbals, or gritty gtrs).  Do you guys think this a wise investment? And if so at what point in the mastering chain is it most


I can't imagine anything better than the DS1.  In split band mode it is very easy to isolate just the range you want to tweak.  If it's just a whistle or everything from 6k up.  I believe the filters that split the signal are linear phase, very sweet with low crossover distortion.  You can also apply + or - gain to the selected range.  I'm sure the Maselec is nice, but I'm sure it can't be as subtle or as agressive as the DS1.  I was actually looking at the Maselc until I stumbled on a used DS1!  I was using the dbx Quantum for these chores but haven't touched it since I got the Weiss.
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Re: high frequency limiter decision
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2004, 10:32:30 am »

Anyone know ballpark pricing on the MDS-2 or MPL-2?

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Re: high frequency limiter decision
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2004, 10:52:22 am »

cymatics wrote on Mon, 17 May 2004 10:32

Anyone know ballpark pricing on the MDS-2 or MPL-2?

- jon


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Re: high frequency limiter decision
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2004, 10:59:32 am »

1600 quid IIRC.
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