first of this plug kicks the ass of higher priced limiters. if you want to pump and distort this is not for you the whole idea of the whole analog series is for clean colorless distortion free effects great for cleaning signals and really making things fit and sound natural. this limiter has never failed me it keeps the dynamics of the song while limiting never passes the set level. it never distorts on me or pumps i never get any loss of quality or clarity its perfect for pod casting and music making i do both and love this plug. don't be discouraged by low price this is the day and age of the small developer making a product with more care and higher quality than many big names out there.