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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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!
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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