This plugin is worth $200. Used sparingly, it's an ideal mastering compressor offering a bit of ideal soft-clipping, placed before final limiters. I don't personally use this as a final limiter, but you could. I don't know what I'd do without this plugin. It's a permanent part of my workflow, and I'm grateful to the developer for making it and giving it away. After trying every conceivable top-shelf bus compressor for mastering, this one continues to be the king of the hill for me, though that's after countless hours of experimentation and optimization. The fact that this is free is truly remarkable.
One of the most useful plugins I have, even over paid for ones. You have to be a bit careful as you can kill a mix with this, but used thoughtfully you can get near pro results. Each individual element is a great tool in itself. Don't expect an instant result with this. You need to get a feel for each element to get the best results. I don't even recommend using the presets. Just feel your way. Maybe start with getting the meters to peak around 2 DB and see where that takes you.
this thing sounds AMAZING true inter sample limiting with a variety of modes to be honest the inter sample is all i downloaded it for because i have a favorite limiter but I did a final limiting with this and noticed with all the components like the hi frequency limiting and mid side compression I got the signal louder with almost no dynamic loss with true limiting.
now there are a Million problems for one its clunky feels like its laggy when you turn the knobs it freezes the meters and they are not smooth they seem to almost jolt to the next value. and the meters are not very smooth at times. the compressor i would like to have a threshold.
I know it sounds like a lot of problems but its a free plugin and to be honest it sounds like something i would expect to pay a few hundred bucks its very smooth clean dynamic and true inter sample limiting. i would give this a full 10 on sound alone but the interface and laggy glitched feel it has makes me want to use it as my just in case after my other limiter. but if those problems where fixed it would be perfect i plan on donating to the guy its worth money I can tell you that
again full 10 on sound quality
interface gets a 5
so a 8 because i can use it i love it and im willing to pay money for it but its just not fully ready I feel.
something to keep in mind for some reason only the ugly gui one was showing up in my reaper so i might have to rename it or something
okay so i got the better looking one to work i did the exact same settings it is a little easier to get the settings and i like the meters alot more. i got them both at exact same settings and notice they did not null to inf actually slight slight levels still came out when listening i found they have a slight different sound the ugly one has a more dynamic clear sound like you just boosted the levels keeps it very clean and clear.
the better gui has more of a thicker sound like it adds harmonics it was not as dynamic but sounded full and warm I say they both are amazing but still need work on the Gui working smoother all in all both the limiters sound different and are both amazing.
this thing is the by far most transparent compressor/limiter I have ever met. and I met a few ...
the rumbling about which GUI sounds better is complete rubbish idiot-talk. how should some diffenrent pixels in an image change the sound? for some explanations of such phenomena I woould be gladly thankful ... :-))
vladg has explained it several times: the engine does not change, when you change the look. therefore from the point of a GUI always is spoken of as "look & feel". you know: "feel" ... this is waht changes. but not the sound. oh my God ...