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Best "maximizer" VST??

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion

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Totolitoto
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1624 posts since 7 Jan, 2004, from Earth

Postby Totolitoto; Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:03 am Best "maximizer" VST??

Hello,

I need an easy solution to get my sound louder without being destructive.
(I say "easy" because a friend of mine will take care of the mastering later, but I want my pre-masterings to be louder)
What is for you the best "maximizer" VST? (payware or freeware)
Shy
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Postby Shy; Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:17 am

OK, I guess I'll do it...
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osiris
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7320 posts since 20 Nov, 2003, from Lost and Spaced

Postby osiris; Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:29 am

Hands down - Waves Ultramaximizer
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Totolitoto
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Postby Totolitoto; Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:47 am

Thanks
Any more options?
Or does it mean I'll have to spend at least 300$ to get a good plug? :hihi:
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Postby Jafo; Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:53 am

osiris wrote:Hands down - Waves Ultramaximizer

The freeware W1 Limiter is supposed to produce bit-identical output to the Ultramaximizer, so it might be worth looking into.
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Resonator63
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Postby Resonator63; Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:59 am

K-Slash
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Postby K-Slash; Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:01 am

Totolitoto wrote:Hello,

I need an easy solution to get my sound louder without being destructive.
(I say "easy" because a friend of mine will take care of the mastering later, but I want my pre-masterings to be louder)
What is for you the best "maximizer" VST? (payware or freeware)

Well, without being destructive seems irrelevant with what you ask for.

That said, for a fair price, you could get IK Multimedia Brickwall Limiter.

It's $99/€74.99

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/trsingles/m ... einfo5.php

And it sounds great, really. One of the best brickwall limiter IMHO, especially with the different modes (Clean, Advanced, Clip, Sat).
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Postby 4damind; Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:02 am

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Totolitoto
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Postby Totolitoto; Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:17 am

Thanks everybody! :tu:
anzoid
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Postby anzoid; Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:54 am

Slightly cheaper at only 10 euros but worth a look, you could try Jeroen Breebart's "Barricade Pro" : http://www.jeroenbreebaart.com/audio_vs ... de_pro.htm

He also does a freeware version that is available in the downloadable bundle on his sie.
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Postby wetdentist; Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:59 am

Ozone 4
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RunBeerRun
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7301 posts since 2 Aug, 2005, from Guitar Land, USA

Postby RunBeerRun; Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:06 am

If you don't mind the offensive limiter sound of losing peaks, you could just use the free Loudmax. I don't limit without clipping or saturating to eliminate the "sound" of the limiting.
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Uncle E
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Postby Uncle E; Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:07 am

4damind wrote:Voxengo Elephant.

+1

Elephant is the most transparent maximizer I've found.
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Postby contrary; Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:48 am

What's "pre-mastering" anyways ?? Maybe just use the volume knobby thingy ???


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Postby lightsfadelow; Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:52 am

Just out of curiosity, is it common practice to send a mix to someone to master that's already gone through a master channel limiter like any one the options mentioned above? Shouldn't the mastering engineer do this? I do this stuff myself because I don't have a mastering engineer but I'd assume I would want to disable all the plugs on my master channel if insert to send a mix off to a mastering engineer to give him the most flexibility.
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