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New limiter plugin (codename “Limiter6”) public alpha release! Oh yeah!

I’m glad to introduce public alpha version of new limiter plugin (codename “Limiter6”)!

This plugin is unique combination of slow RMS-compressor, peak limiter, high-frequency limiter, oversampled clipper and inter-sample limiter. The idea of this combination is “gain staging” when each stage used a little to make a most clean sound.

This is not a plugin with 1 knob and smart brain inside, which allow making your mix 0 dB RMS. All settings are manual and there’re a lot of knobs.

The GUI is a draft yet and will be redrawn to photorealistic military style.

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Peak limiter module enhanced

Hello!

It’s -20 C (-4 F) behind the window, a lot of snow and I’m really disappointed with peak limiter module. So I did a try to enhance it. You can check this [peak limiter VST plugin (x86,x64)]. I think it sounds better this time.

Now  I can continue to build up my new mega-limiter from all modules I have (see previous post). The codename for this project is now “Limiter 6” (in japanese it sounds like “rimitta roku” which I like).

On the first look it’s gonna be too many knobs and switches. So it’s really a challenge to place them all on GUI and make it usable. Maybe I should remove or hide some of them…

I’m continuing my work. Good luck!

Peak limiter module prototype

Hi all!

I think I’ve got some kind of concept for upcoming clipper/limiter plugin. This plugin is planned to contain these modules:

  • input clipper
  • peak limiter (a.k.a “thin” limiter)
  • signal limiter (a.k.a “thick” limiter)
  • peak meter / output clipper

All modules are optional and can be turned off. Peak limiter has very fast attack/release and used only to limit peaks of signal. This “thin” limiter can optionally be used as HF limiter to limit only high-frequency components of peaks. Signal limiter has long attack/release settings to limit signal “body”. This “thick” limiter can be used in brickwall mode or in analog-style mode to pass parts of attacks through. Final clipper can work in inter-sample peaks suppression mode. And I think some high-pass filter to remove DC offset can be useful. That’s the concept.

Also I already implemented some ideas for peak limiter as test plugin. You can [download] it to check (Windows VST 32-bit and 64-bit).

What’s done in this test plugin:

  • very fast attack/release limiter plugin
  • only 6 samples of latency (in 44.1 kHz) so it can be used realtime
  • it’s intended to limit signal peaks only so it sounds bad when limiting the signal “body”

What’s not done in this test plugin:

  • no oversampling
  • no inter-samples peaks detection
  • no high-frequency limiting yet

So that’s it.

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