Tag: limiting

Dynamics: List of Free VST Compressor Plugins(updated18-09-09)

Evolving list of the most useful and interesting free vst compressor plugins out there. Wether you’re looking for straight forward emulations of solid state gear, individual track compression, limiting, multiband or sidechain compression hopefully this extensive list of the best available free compression and dynamic processing vst plugins will help you. As always in no […]

Free VST Plugin – Leveling Amplifier – limiter

Leveling Amplifier v1.2 by Martin Best – Free VST Plugin Download from here ‘Leveling Amplifier was inspired by the famous hardware limiters of the past, it has a very fast response to peaks with a slow release for minimum distortion even when driven hard. The ‘Gain’ controls the input level from 0dB to +10dB, the […]

Free VST W1 Limiter Plugin

George Yohng’s W1 Limiter VST W1 Limiter is a clone of Waves L1, with identical output. Release curve simplified Release time multiplied 3 times (see notes below) Softening circuit filter changed Waves L1 famous limiter (and thus W1 – for compatibility reasons) uses three times longer actual release time than standard RT60 metric. This means […]

Mastering Setup – The Limiter Explained

Pay attention to the ‘Input’ on a limiter. The ‘Input’ works a little like the ‘Threshold’ on a normal compressor. The more ‘Input’ the more the compression effect will be applied to your track. The second setting you want to look at is the ‘Ratio’. The ‘Ratio’ setting controls the amount of gain reduction that […]

Getting Guitars Louder – Recording Tips

There is a trap that we all fall into when we first start recording – we try and get everything louder. Guitars are no exception. So what can we do to get them to sit in the mix better and have a feeling of greater loudness. Let’s look at compression on guitars. Using distortion or […]

Compression – Jargon Busting

Threshold -o-> Level at which the compressor starts to work. Example -16db is peak level = <= set level at -18db => everything above -18db will be compressed Ratio -o-> Amount of gain reduction to be applied to signal that exceeds threshold level – see above… Attack -o-> Measured usually in milliseconds or ms => […]

Loudness – War Huh!

So you’ve got your track mixed down but it’s just not loud enough compared to other songs on the market. NEED TO TURN IT UP!!! Well no, not really – see the above sentence? IF I WROTE EVERYTHING IN CAPITAL LETTERS IT WOULD BECOME TIRING TO THE EYES… Would it not – in some case […]