The only tip I would give is to experiment. This is a limiter so I guess go easy on it. When It comes to limiting control release is very important. Your likely to get pumping on a limiter over a low ratio compressor, basically I looked at the area where pumping can occur and did my best to reduce it. No rules of course, you could use it to smash, although TNT, will be a better limiter for this (hard knee) which will be upgraded soon to v2.
A tip for the harmonics preset-I guess you could experiment with attenuating odd and boosting even, this will sound smoother over vice versa. If you want a bit more aggression you could boost odd.
One thing I in particular this is great for bass drum. Its very punchy but it's stable enough for 2 bus
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Tim Petherick wrote:One thing I in particular this is great for bass drum. Its very punchy but it's stable enough for 2 bus
Yes! This limiter is incredible on drums. It sounds tight and robust, transients aren't all spikey like we have in most software (and some hardware) compressors. In fact, it can have that S*L punch and firmness which is something interesting for a piece of hardware that has nothing to do with that circuit (well, as far as I can tell).
I had my doubts when I saw the tag "Limiter" but after trying it on different material with just 1dB or 2dBs of GR it's really nice what you can do with it. On drum busses it must be a gem... off to try that!
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Agreed............It's really nice on drum bus, and yes, really robust is the right word, on mix bus. Very interesting possibilities messing with the pre amp after the limiter, getting some very good tones with this. I also was a bit cautious of it being a limiter, but it's surprisingly refined and yet is capable of heftier actions to a certain limit (forgive the unintentional pun). For me though, so far I'm really impressed with it doing a subtle couple of db off of the master bus with some tweaking on the pre amp and varying the odd/even to taste creates some very texturally interesting tones on the entire mix, also great as previously stated on drums, which i'm just starting to get into now. Haven't tried extreme settings yet, will give it a go at some drums and try to intensify the treatment...........but, so far it's really nice.....I thought it would be more of a one trick pony, but it's turning out more varied and versatile than i first thought. Great release once again Tim..........Bravo.
This is my favorite, very soft knee! no pumping up to -20, over 60db window
Back to this limiter Here is a public beta of a mod I made to the meters (n2p's), You guys decide if you like it. Basically the meter follows the release time. On the original release it was more of a estimate of release value. If you don't like it you can simply revert back to your original download.
Edit now in main download....
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