TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

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TB-ProAudio
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445 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Post Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:29 am

TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II, an advanced look ahead, wideband, linked-stereo limiter including ISP detection and oversampling. The goal of the design was to cover a broad range of limiting applications in today's mixing and mastering situations with strong focus on low aliasing.

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LA xLimit II offers following features:
  • state of the art low aliasing look ahead limiter design
  • [New] freely adjustable character
  • [New] detailed transient control
  • [New] freely adjustable adaptive release curves
  • 2 level detection modes: peak and ISP based on ITU 1770
  • "real" oversampling, up to 8x
  • stereo link
  • [New] 2 stage design for better performance in ISP mode
  • built-in clipper
  • easy to use GUI
  • large and accurate live meters
  • all sample rates
  • free for registered LA xLimit users
  • demo version available

System Requirements:
  • Windows XP or newer
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or newer
  • Win: 32/64 Bit VST, 32/64 Bit VST3, 32 Bit RTAS, 32/64 Bit AAX
  • OS X: 32/64 Bit VST, 32/64 Bit VST3, 32/64 Bit AU, 32 Bit RTAS, 32/64 Bit AAX
  • tested with: Cockos Reaper, Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo/Wavelab 6/7/8, PT10/12, FL Studio 12.x, Studio One
Price: 99€

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Lesha
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1401 posts since 18 Feb, 2005 from Serbia

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:35 am

I am impressed.

This can sound very transparent and has a very low CPU consumption. I like it much more than the previous version. Well done.
It's easy if you know how

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TB-ProAudio
KVRist
445 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:49 am

Thank you.
During the last 6 month the market for limiters got a serious push, so we decided not to stay behind :D

ObsoleteAcc99
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22486 posts since 5 Sep, 2001

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:31 pm

Guys you really need to consider a beta team.. there is no possible way the au was tested at all cause it's not possible for that many bugs to have gotten through.. with a plugin with so few parameters, all the bugs are consistently reproducible.

Crashes Logic X and oSX 10.10.5 when trying to go to ISP mode.

Crashes ableton 9.5 after resetting the demo restriction a couple of times.

Stereo link at ANYTHING other than 100% sounds like it's going through a meatgrinder suddenly..ear damaging distortion

Moving parameters scrapes the audio like crazy.. limitless, ozone etc don't do that.

This is all in just the last 5 minutes! It's impossible to demo properly using the AU.

Also please consider signing the installers.. yours are the only plugins on my system now that don't have apple signing.. Why not?

Also PLEASE fix the 90 seconds demo! Come on! Anyway, i still will be the autogain this friday on payday but please consider some mac beta testers in the future. (me being one of them).

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TB-ProAudio
KVRist
445 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:44 pm

Thank you for the feedback.
There is a glitch in ISP mode, just under fixing.
Crackles while changing "character" will be fixed.

Thank you for your offer as Mac tester. We will consider this.

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bmanic
KVRAF
8098 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:21 am

I don't have an issue with the demo version in this case. 90 seconds is enough and it's very easy to click the name of the plugin to restart the timer. Besides, it's not like you'd be inserting tons of these in a test project (unlike say an EQ or a compressor).

I'm having huge stability issues though. The 64bit Win VST2 version at least crashes Reaper v5.112 immediately when you tweak the 'character' knob above 13. It literally kills Reaper instantly. Boom. Back to desktop without any error message what-so-ever. This is the first plugin I've ever encountered that does this.

system: windows 8.1 (all up to date), nvidia gtx 675m (latest driver version), intel i7-3630QM. Reaper v5.112.

Bug is 100% reproducible.

Other than that, the limiter sounds pretty damn good at "almost clipper" settings (which is what I'd use 95% of the time). I don't really feel like testing this further until the crash bug is fixed. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help in case you can't reproduce it (I could send you the windows debug/crash logs).
"Wisdom is wisdom, regardless of the idiot who said it." -an idiot

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TB-ProAudio
KVRist
445 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:33 am

bmanic wrote:I'm having huge stability issues though. The 64bit Win VST2 version at least crashes Reaper v5.112 immediately when you tweak the 'character' knob above 13. It literally kills Reaper instantly. Boom. Back to desktop without any error message what-so-ever. This is the first plugin I've ever encountered that does this
A fix for this is under preparation.

ObsoleteAcc99
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22486 posts since 5 Sep, 2001

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:21 am

Yes bmanic it sounds good. This company have rather special products actually. They all sound great. I can't wait for a crash fix so I can do thorough testing :)

Ps I have 2 macs, 5 daws, and two different Mac OS versions, and have plenty of time to test.. Can give you top references from other devs if you decide to consider me a tester.. I am incredibly thorough :) actually true the 90 seconds isn't so bad, I guess it frustrated me this time cause it kept crashing when trying to reset. Also did you manage to reproduce the stereo link bug?

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TB-ProAudio
KVRist
445 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:15 am

Update to V1.1:
- ISP crash fixed
- latency reduced for non-OS modes
- meter ballistics changed

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TB-ProAudio
KVRist
445 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:15 pm

Update to V1.2.0
- GUI Refresh
- TP measurement: CPU usage reduced
- Plugin delay reduced for 2xOS

MogwaiBoy
KVRAF
2823 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:45 pm

The new GUI is :o Awesome!

zeep
KVRAF
1698 posts since 17 May, 2005

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:22 am

Can't wait to try this out!

+1 sweet GUI.

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TB-ProAudio
KVRist
445 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:28 am

MogwaiBoy wrote:The new GUI is :o Awesome!
Thank you for this. Will be forwarded...

rifftrax
KVRAF
1694 posts since 26 Feb, 2008

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:20 am

Damn. I love this GUI so much lol. This might be the best looking plugin I've ever seen. Now that I think about it why don't more plugins look this slick?

A+ effort on aesthetics. I'll try it out later.
Snare drums samples: the new and improved "dither algo"

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TB-ProAudio
KVRist
445 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Re: TBProAudio releases LA xLimit II - Enhanced Limiter Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X

Post Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:32 am

rifftrax wrote:Damn. I love this GUI so much lol. This might be the best looking plugin I've ever seen.
Thank you for this :wink:

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