Which quality mastering limiters go on sale?

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KVRAF
2390 posts since 26 Mar, 2002 from london

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:29 am

They tend to cost a lot. Tokyo Dawn is relatively cheap but still a chunk of change. I was hoping PA might have something decent that will be reduced from £50000 to £10 in a sale, but it doesn't look like it.
MUltramaximizer is quite cheap though I don't see it getting much love on kvr.
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KVRian
518 posts since 28 Oct, 2014

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:45 am

TDR (Tokyo Dawn) plugins are discounted from time to time at various web stores.

Toneboosters Barricade is €39.

And this is a very good freebie. https://loudmax.blogspot.com

Banned
102 posts since 23 Jul, 2021

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:53 am

PSP recently had a sale. It's not on now but you might be able to find it on the market (knobcloud came up with no results) I snagged it for 29 bucks.

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KVRian
841 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:54 pm

fabfilter has summersale until aug 1st iirc
if you've already bought something from them you'll get an individual discount

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KVRAF
4565 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:32 pm

muki wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:54 pm
fabfilter has summersale until aug 1st iirc
if you've already bought something from them you'll get an individual discount
FabFilter Pro-L2 is a good choice. I used it before I got DMG Limitless which I prefer now. But DMG doesn't go on sale as far as I can tell. Also Nugen ISL-2 is very nice and transparent, PSP Xenon I'd also recommend.

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KVRAF
3316 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:48 pm

plexuss wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:32 pm
muki wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:54 pm
fabfilter has summersale until aug 1st iirc
if you've already bought something from them you'll get an individual discount
FabFilter Pro-L2 is a good choice. I used it before I got DMG Limitless which I prefer now. But DMG doesn't go on sale as far as I can tell. Also Nugen ISL-2 is very nice and transparent, PSP Xenon I'd also recommend.
I can't recall DMG Audio ever having a sale now you mention it. They are missing a trick there.
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KVRist
222 posts since 24 Aug, 2017

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:12 pm

IK multimedia Stealth Limiter (T-racks]. They frequently have sales).

KVRian
955 posts since 24 Jul, 2017

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:31 pm

Voxengo has sales twice a year on Elephant. You should look into Voxengo plugins, too, especially for limiting and saturation.

KVRAF
2879 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

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KVRAF
3984 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:15 am

#1 DMG LImitless: Never goes on sale / hardly anyone sells it secondhand. Save up, buy this and forget the rest? You could safely do this (never need another limiter).

#2 Pro-L 2: Fabfilter's summer sale is still on until August 1st.

Those meet the "quality" criteria, the best of the best IMO. But, if TDR is expensive for you, then maybe DMG and Fabfilter are a complete no.

Cheapos but Quality: ToneBoosters Barricade / Voxengo EBusLim (one very versatile mode from Elephant).

KVRAF
4601 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:22 am

Most do from time to time (I even saw a DMG sale way back, long time ago), but I'm surprised these updates have not gotten more play. Be careful of that EQ... it has a gain lock. https://lvcaudio.com/plugins/clipped-max/

KVRian
1258 posts since 23 May, 2012 from London

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:04 am

LeVzi wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:48 pm
plexuss wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:32 pm
muki wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:54 pm
fabfilter has summersale until aug 1st iirc
if you've already bought something from them you'll get an individual discount
FabFilter Pro-L2 is a good choice. I used it before I got DMG Limitless which I prefer now. But DMG doesn't go on sale as far as I can tell. Also Nugen ISL-2 is very nice and transparent, PSP Xenon I'd also recommend.
I can't recall DMG Audio ever having a sale now you mention it. They are missing a trick there.
https://dmgaudio.com/support.php

Discounts & sales: Do you do sales? Black Friday, Christmas, January sales? Do you sell sails?!

No, afraid not. Our stance on this is that sales are unfair to all our supporters who pay full price.

One exception is when we release new plugins - the price is usually discounted for the first month after release.

At this time we do not sell ship sails, but we will definitely keep you updated if we venture into becoming a ship brokerage.
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KVRAF
3316 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:03 am

PieBerger wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:04 am
LeVzi wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:48 pm
plexuss wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:32 pm
muki wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:54 pm
fabfilter has summersale until aug 1st iirc
if you've already bought something from them you'll get an individual discount
FabFilter Pro-L2 is a good choice. I used it before I got DMG Limitless which I prefer now. But DMG doesn't go on sale as far as I can tell. Also Nugen ISL-2 is very nice and transparent, PSP Xenon I'd also recommend.
I can't recall DMG Audio ever having a sale now you mention it. They are missing a trick there.
https://dmgaudio.com/support.php

Discounts & sales: Do you do sales? Black Friday, Christmas, January sales? Do you sell sails?!

No, afraid not. Our stance on this is that sales are unfair to all our supporters who pay full price.

One exception is when we release new plugins - the price is usually discounted for the first month after release.

At this time we do not sell ship sails, but we will definitely keep you updated if we venture into becoming a ship brokerage.

It's a pretty stupid stance considering all over companies do it. I don't see people lining up complaining because they paid full price when someone got it 50% off in a black friday sale.

DMG Audio need to get with the program tbh.
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KVRAF
4733 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:57 am

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KVRist
438 posts since 14 Aug, 2012

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:11 am

LeVzi wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:03 am
It's a pretty stupid stance considering all over companies do it. I don't see people lining up complaining because they paid full price when someone got it 50% off in a black friday sale.

DMG Audio need to get with the program tbh.
I agree it's not a necessary stance, and that sales are OK, but I strongly disagree it's a "stupid" one. Indeed, I respect them for it.

In that regard, I almost never buy plugins at list price any more, because I know they're likely to go on sale sooner or later, so why spend more now? As a result, I end up timing my purchases to when sales occur, which may lead to a "lumpy" cashflow for the company if others buyers do as well.

But with the handful of companies that don't have sales (DMG and Toneboosters come to mind, both of which I own plugins from), I just buy whenever, confident that I'm not going to kick myself the next day. So while, again, I don't think that having sales is bad, I'm not sure why a company declining to go down that road is stupid.
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