2 opinions about Limiter №6
I’m liking Limiter No.6 more and more. I just finished a test with 6 songs were I used the Pro channel eq, Sonitus comp and Limiter No.6 to master. (…) I created a patch for the eq in pro channel and used the same one on each song ( each track), then inserted Sonitus and Limiter No. 6. I’m actually surprised with how well this worked. I used the Limiter No.6 to basically reduce gain by 1 db on all 5 of it’s processors with the peaks set to zero. Nice loud, transparent, and level sounding group of 6.
(…) Okay, but how does it sound ???
To answer quickly, so-so. The compressor sounds good but the other units… not really. This thing seems to be the quickest way to destroy your signal without gaining any volume at the end. Moreover, there is way too much parameters for no apparent reasons. I mean, great mastering engineers (…) use limiting very little; Why one would need 4 stages of limiting that can apply 4db of gain reduction each in series ?
Overall, the Vladg’s limiter No. 6 did not gave me the impression of a finished product. After 30 minutes of testing, I do not recommend this unit for mastering purposes. On the other hand, I liked the compressor; I would have liked to have it as a separate plugin.I think Vladg would have benefit from taking more time evaluating the design of its unit prior to release it. It contains way too much parameters and stages for something that simply destroy your sound. I guess, sometimes, by trying to do too much, we finish by doing less…
PS. I almost completed my first video showing features of L6. It’s about 6 minutes long. The last thing to stay is to make subtitles for the second half of it.
PPS. Also I have only 3 bugs to fix and to release 1.01 version of L6 (with 64-bit Mac support and without CPU problems with GUI). Also I have RTAS SDK now. And finally, I have cool idea how to make AU version very quick: http://code.google.com/p/symbiosis-au-vst/
Thanks Cyril for this link!