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Best limiters/'louderners'

Discussion in 'Mixing, Post-Production, and Effects' started by Eptesicus, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Rapollo

    Rapollo Active Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    United Kingdom
    +1 for Pro-L

    I also use PSP Xenon and generally alternate between them depending on material, wonderful all-round limiters. I own Ozone 7 but just rarely seem to use it over the other two.
  2. Gerhard Westphalen

    Gerhard Westphalen Scoring Mixer

    I just installed the new Eventide and it seems killer. A quick head-to-head with the Pro-L and it seems like it can be cleaner than the Pro-L.
  3. Robert Jason

    Robert Jason Member

    Aug 6, 2016
    Fab Filter is a good value for what you get, and visually is amazing...if you want it to be. Sonically, as pristine as you'd ever want..though it can be pumped up.
    Slate Everything Bundle has numerous impressive sonic tools.
  4. Tod

    Tod Old Fart

    Yeah, it's unlike any limiter I've ever had. It's been a bit complicated but once it's dialed in it's pretty amazing.
  5. Cruciform

    Cruciform Senior Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    Another vote for the new Eventide Elevate bundle, especially the limiter. These are incredible tools, really deep in what they can do but fairly straightforward to use. Recently mastered a full metal album with these plugs. The team who worked on the album put it up against a test master from a well known studio using analog gear and it compared well, so well we decided to finish it in-house.

    Up until now I've been using the Flux tools such as Elixir and Alchemist, and also Ozone 7.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2017
  6. Serg Halen

    Serg Halen Member

    Nov 28, 2016
    Fab filter Pro-L nice one, but with A.O.M. Invisible Limiter you can get more loudness without "pumping" and distortion.
  7. T-Funk

    T-Funk Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    My go-to master bus limiters are listed below:
    • PSP Audioware Xenon
    • IK Multimedia T-RackS Stealth
    • iZotope Ozone 7 Advanced (Maximizer & Vintage Limiter)
    • Wave Arts FinalPlug 5
    • Voxengo Elephant 4.5
    Although I overall prefer Xenon, I tend use Stealth most often since I purchased it upon release.
  8. dannymc

    dannymc Senior Member

    Jan 10, 2015
    mine too. love its clean sound.

  9. conan

    conan Senior Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    I typically use Pro-L, as well. No coloration and it works well.
  10. Rapollo

    Rapollo Active Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    United Kingdom
    Welp. Fabfilter have just announced their update to Pro-L 2. As my favourite limiter overall. HYPE! I love how they come out of nowhere with just enough time to get excited about it/allocate funds :P

    8x oversampling. True peak, more/even better metering options and analysis. 3 (or 4?) new limiting algorithms. Just not so long ago I was thinking Pro-L was probably the only plugin they could really improve since it’s a few years old now.
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  11. Quodlibet

    Quodlibet Leonard Richter

    Feb 5, 2016

    First impression of FabFilter Pro-L 2:

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  12. ceemusic

    ceemusic Senior Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    New York area
    Here's an overview of FabFilter Pro-L 2-

  13. Noam Guterman

    Noam Guterman Senior Member

    Another FabFilter Pro-L enthusiast here! Excited for v2
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  14. synthpunk

    synthpunk Senior Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Highly recommend using Sonnox Limiter and Inflator. There is a reason it's still the choice at Abbey Road for Mastering. If you happen to use UAD the sale prices are very good right now.

    FF L1 has always seemed hard to find the sweet spot for me when I tried it, hopefully V2 will fix that.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
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  15. fixxer49

    fixxer49 Bouncing Consultant

    Jan 13, 2013
    New York, NY
    +1 for Sonnox. (Inflator can be very handy in certain situations. But handle with care.)
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  16. germancomponist

    germancomponist Senior Member

    Jul 11, 2007
    There are so many good plugs on the market now. I use the Sonnox and Waves plugs mostly.

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