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RMS limiter module enhanced

Okay, I have started making the new limiter from all modules I have.

The signal chain will be: DC Cut Filter -> RMS Limiter -> Peak Clipper -> Peak Limiter -> Output Clipper

  • DC Cut Filter – to cut unnecessary lows (and to remove DC offset);
  • RMS Limiter – to stabilize crest factor and to average loudness;
  • Peak Clipper – to cut very strong peaks to help peak limiter not to “thump” on them (can work in M/S mode, have different knees to switch);
  • Peak Limiter – to limit peaks (can work in M/S mode, can work as high-frequency limiter just to soften the sound);
  • Output Clipper – (can work in true peaks mode to avoid inter-sample clipping or in simple mode just to clip samples, has switchable auto-gain mode to automatically level up the sound to -0.3 dbFS).

Maybe soft-knee control can be useful for Peak Limiter (I’ll check this soon). Maybe DC Cut Filter is better to place just before output clipper (I’ll check this later). I have no ideas about GUI yet.

By the way, I found that use regular compression curves with no high ratios (4:1 for example) for RMS limiter is better than limiting curve. I reimplemented the last RMS Limiter module (see previous post) with “Ratio” parameter and I think it sounds now pretty good. (Actually, I love how it sounds🙂.) If you interested in you can check this [RMS limiter VST plugin (x86,x64)].

Good luck!

PS. I think the idea to show each small step of development of new plugin is better than keeping silence for year and after that to show only the last final step: the release version. I prefer continuous development process on each step of that you have something to check and to listen.

4 responses to “RMS limiter module enhanced

  1. Ashley Smith 2012/01/28 at 22:35

    Sounds cool. Look forward to the Mac release

  2. Dean Aka Nekro 2012/01/28 at 23:24

    Cheers, Am going to chain them up and looking forwards to doing so. Of course the release (sic) i am also looking forwards to indeed

    All the best and take care🙂


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