Limiters are the sexiest/coolest thing in a mastering chain. They are the one plugin that can have a big impact on how loud your final mixes can get. In this post, I’ll talk about a few plugins that I use in my mastering chain, which are my go-to plugins for achieving a specific sound.
Let’s dive right in.
This is a classic limiter, my personal favorite, and probably the easiest limiter available in the market right now. This plugin is extremely transparent but can also be quite colored if you want it to be. This UI and the general layout of this plugin is extremely clean and straightforward.
The Limiter comes with a few tonal presets like “Modern”, “Transparent”. “Punchy”, “Allround”, these various modes decide how the plugin will limit and how it will approach the limiting process.
This limiter is also capable of TP limiting which can be enabled with a button at the bottom of the plugin.
You can set the Lookahead, attack, and release of the limiter to get the exact desired sound that you’re going for with the master.