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Title: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: Alécio Costa - Brazil on July 24, 2013, 02:34:38 pm
Hi,

What are your most used limiters?

I have been using TC BW II, PSP Xenon ( my favorite), Waves L3 Ultra and now starting to test Fab Filter Pro-L ( seems interesting) and the Ozone Limiter.

I really did not enjoy Sonnox Limiter very much. The TC Limiter ( from MD3 Suite) starts  losing its heavy usage here.



Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: djwaudio on July 26, 2013, 05:02:22 pm
I've been using BW2 in the TC6000.  Alecio, how are you using the TC Limiter, I wasn't aware that they had BW2 in other formats yet.  Or did you get a 6000?! ;-)

Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: Alécio Costa - Brazil on July 26, 2013, 05:18:31 pm
Hi, Dana.
It has been around for a few years. It is called MD3 Suite TDM for PT HD Systems.

They did not release MD4.
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: John Scrip - MASSIVE Mastering on July 27, 2013, 02:11:08 pm
Digitally?  Still using G-Clip. 
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: Hermetech Mastering on July 27, 2013, 02:24:23 pm
Elephant
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: Alécio Costa - Brazil on July 27, 2013, 04:19:08 pm
Hi, John

A bit off topic.. did You substitute your Ibis eq for a Neve Portico? There are some pics where the eq is missing.
thanks
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: John Scrip - MASSIVE Mastering on July 29, 2013, 12:25:35 am
Yep, sold the Ibis (right?  Can you believe it?). 

Been using parametrics less and less since the Bax (most of what I used the Ibis for was simple Bax-ish applications and doing the "surgical stuff" digitally). 

Might pick something different up eventually I'm sure.

More off-topic -- That P2MB is a monster.  Needs a hard bypass though.  Not that it gets bypassed much...   ;) 
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: Twerk on July 29, 2013, 05:25:47 pm
Elephant, Sonnox, and FabFilter Pro-L depending on the program material.
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: djwaudio on July 30, 2013, 12:57:37 am
Alécio, I was just checking out the MD3 limiter on the Sys 6000 and it's less full featured than the BW2 that comes with the MD4 setup.  There are a few modes that come in handy and I think it can do a bit more gain reduction than the MD3 limiter. 
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: ggidluck on August 03, 2013, 10:08:55 pm
I tend to use Fabfilter Pro-L. Their user interfaces are just great!

For those of you using G-Clip check out this new clipper that can do clipping of separate bands and clipping of mid or sides.
http://lvcaudio.com/plugins/clipshifter/
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: mmarra on August 12, 2013, 09:22:27 pm
Digitally?  Still using G-Clip.

I to mainly use GClip as a digital limiter but I don't push it too hard. I'm curious John what knee value range do you tend to use?

I'm interest to try Clipshifter as I see it has a higher oversampling range which could help in reducing ISPs.
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: John Scrip - MASSIVE Mastering on August 13, 2013, 12:53:25 am
I'm curious John what knee value range do you tend to use?
"It depends" (I know - Sorry).  But it can be quite a range to be sure.  If I'm using it as a simple "catcher's mitt" (I keep one inserted on the main buss "just in case" although usually it's never hit because I tend to capture at level and I don't touch it after) it's probably sitting at 96%, no gain and 12-15% on the -- uh...  what's it called - Softness? 

But there have been plenty of times where that winds up at 35%, 50%, 70% on occasion depending on the source and the application (usually before the analog chain). 
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: mmarra on August 15, 2013, 05:20:26 pm
Thanks John as I tend to use a very very similar setting alot of the time 97% clip & 10%-15% as the knee/softness with no gain as I don't like the way it sounds when I use the gain from the plugin.
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: racy742 on August 18, 2013, 10:53:42 am
Elephant still getting a lot of use from me  ;D
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: dumchidumchi on August 24, 2013, 05:54:50 am
Software - Elephant, FG-X
Hardware - DS1-MK3

Analog - STC8-M, MLA-2(8:1, not really a limiter...)

Update...trying out Fabfilter Pro-L and A.O.M. Invisible Limiter
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: bradsarno on October 23, 2013, 11:47:15 am
Anyone having success with Brainworx bx_XL V2?

http://www.brainworx-music.de/en/plugins/bx_xl_v2?PHPSESSID=le86fsom4tidlu1vo6k5j2btn5


I'm finding it useful for really loud stuff, the m/s factor, the crossover with separate bass, the harmonics factor, etc. Seems pretty able to push things for those loud clients.

Brad
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: BiigNiick on October 25, 2013, 04:29:59 pm
hi brad,
i've demo'ed it before.  it was good, but beat by the Flux Pure Limiter and the PSP Xenon in my opinion for most of the stuff we do here at Terra Nova.  i remember favorable thoughts, but not top of the list from the 8 or 10 we shot out at the time.  we also don't get a lot of 'really loud' stuff here...


 - nick
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: Twerk on October 25, 2013, 05:45:23 pm
I get plenty of "make it as loud as possible" clients and have been shooting out BX XL V2 against my other favorites. And while it does have a lot of interesting features, it didn't hold up as well at the same levels on the program material I tested it on. I can't say I like the idea of having harmonics, m/s processing, and a crossover in the final stage of limiting for most projects, but... there is always that one oddball project that needs special help.

My demo's not up yet so I'll continue to see what it's capable of.
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: John Cameron on November 01, 2013, 10:04:39 pm
I am really digging the Slate Digital FG-X.
Title: Re: LIMITERS 2013
Post by: KAyo on November 28, 2013, 08:08:11 am
It's MD3, as always .. Sometimes the Fab stuff and occasionally Hardware NEVE masterpiece or the Focusrite -Opti. There are so many software ventures that deserve a mention, but .. that way too many:)

Cheers,
KAyo