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Good Peak Clipper? (not a Limiter) What, where, why?

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vata44
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1482 posts since 29 Jul, 2007

Postby vata44; Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:20 am Good Peak Clipper? (not a Limiter) What, where, why?

I am curious if anyone can recommend a good peak clipper... not a limtier.

Also, unless I am mistaken... a clipper is not like a brick-walled compressor...


If you think that a Clipper is kind of useless or redundant though, please point out why. :)


Thanks! :)
Cimbasso
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Postby Cimbasso; Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:28 am

vladg Limiter No. 6 has clipper, peak limiter, it's free and it rocks.
Harry_HH
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882 posts since 4 Aug, 2006, from Helsinki

Postby Harry_HH; Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:28 am

vaisnava wrote:I am curious if anyone can recommend a good peak clipper... not a limtier.

Also, unless I am mistaken... a clipper is not like a brick-walled compressor...


If you think that a Clipper is kind of useless or redundant though, please point out why. :)


Thanks! :)


IK Multimedia Classic Clipper does the job. On the other hand, I don't have any comparative information because haven't used anyhting else than this one. H.
sauli
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Postby sauli; Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:43 pm

Clippers are not useless at all. IMO often much better than brickwall limiter or leveller for material that has very short and very loud transients, like drums, explosion and impact sounds.

GClip is great. The smoothness parameter makes it really versatile and it has oversampling. Only 32bit win, but it's free.
Keith99
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1066 posts since 15 Mar, 2007, from Yorkshire, England

Postby Keith99; Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:51 pm

I have been using ClipShifter 2 that just came out and can highly recommend it.
brok landers
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Postby brok landers; Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:55 pm

sauli wrote:Clippers are not useless at all. IMO often much better than brickwall limiter or leveller for material that has very short and very loud transients, like drums, explosion and impact sounds.

GClip is great. The smoothness parameter makes it really versatile and it has oversampling. Only 32bit win, but it's free.

+10000000000 for gclip. it's imo the best clipper out there...
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vata44
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Postby vata44; Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:17 pm

I like the visual feedback on G-Clip :) Although I like IK's Clipper GUI the best.

I wonder which is more transparent... For some reason my mind always tends to think "IK's must be better cause it costs money", but I know that is not always the case. :P
brok landers
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Postby brok landers; Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:21 pm

vaisnava wrote:I like the visual feedback on G-Clip :) Although I like IK's Clipper GUI the best.

I wonder which is more transparent... For some reason my mind always tends to think "IK's must be better cause it costs money", but I know that is not always the case. :P

really, don't underesthimate gclip. i did for the first, back then, when it came out. but it really is a gamechanger, at least to me. and i tried a lot of clippers, both free or payware...
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vata44
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Postby vata44; Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:33 pm

Cool thank you :) Into my folder it goes.
overhishead
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145 posts since 21 Jan, 2007

Postby overhishead; Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:42 pm

Event Horizon, by Stillwell Audio
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Gclip by GVST
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aside from their pricetag or appearance, what's the difference in how they clip?
schnapsglas
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996 posts since 14 Jun, 2012, from Toronto, Canada

Postby schnapsglas; Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:29 pm

If I may suggest something that is technically not to be used for this purpose: on Elysia Alpha, soft clip can sound really amazing.
Arglebargle
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Postby Arglebargle; Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:31 pm

that Event Horizon plugin looks awful.
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Postby T Roll; Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:44 pm

Airwindows Drive / Clip (AU)
Fleischprodukt Waveshaper (AU)
MWaveshaper
ReaComp
DMG Compassion (clipper section)
Voxengo Elephant (clip algo)
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chokehold
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1940 posts since 10 Oct, 2007, from Almanya

Postby chokehold; Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:53 pm

On Windows - definitely this one:
http://www.kvraudio.com/product/peak_co ... r_by_sinus
There are 3 reviews, 1 by me.

I know it's called Peak Compressor and consists of a Compressor and a Limiter, but it's a nifty tool and much more transparent (=less fizzy) than most 'real' clippers tend to get.

You should give it a spin anyway, a mono version is free to use as a demo, download at dev's site.

I also used GClip in my Windows days, but that was mostly for a more aggressive effect.

Now on OSX, I hardly ever clip anything anymore. Most sort-of clipping work is done by bx_limiter on the stems and Barricade as a Limiter on the Master.

If I really feel in the mood for a Clipper, it'll be IK's Classic Clipper.
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Agemo
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Postby Agemo; Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:09 pm

ClipShifter 2 is a revelation if you want to raise levels without distortion.
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