Brainworx bx_limiter True Peak : let's discuss

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KVRAF
4910 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:21 am

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In their own words:
Brainworx bx_limiter True Peak is a completely new design. Use it to confidently hit your loudness targets without leaving behind any distortion-inducing inter-sample peaks, and without compromising on the sound quality of your masters.

Intro Price: $149.99 with voucher code
TRUEPEAK-INTRO-14999
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Someone already tested it?
Someone already an opinion?
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KVRist
102 posts since 21 May, 2018

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:42 am

Havn't tested it yet, but the description itself put me off already. Too much marketing bs.

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KVRAF
15210 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:03 am

I'm trying the demo now and first impression is that it's very CPU hungry. Does what supposed to do, limits. I don't find the tone control particularly useful. The metering is nice.

You can change the color of the GUI elements but I don't see a way to resize the plugin however it's a perfect size at 1080p, don't know how that would translate to 4k. Perhaps it auto resizes based on resolution.

Like all the PA effects plugins I've tried it uses your DAW's preset handling which for their list price I find a bit clunky.

I've got a boat load of limiters and this one doesn't impress me enough to justify even the $130 price. I'm sure others will disagree.

So I'll pass based on the high CPU demand and price tag. I don't think it will be particularly tempting even when it hits the $29 mega sale range in a year or two but again others will no doubt disagree..... :shrug:
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KVRist
270 posts since 17 Sep, 2020

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:10 am

Erm... I've quite a few limiters already. Not exactly anything new here.

And my favorite thus far is Pro-L2 so no real need to even demo this one I guess.

KVRAF
2998 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:18 am

$29?

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KVRian
1111 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:22 am

I didn't tested it yet but it's obviously a game changer.

On a serious note I'll be surprised if it will beat limiters like Ozone.
Beware! The software discussed in this topic has unacceptable aliasing at -386dBTP but it can be fixed by changing the sample rate to 12Bit

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KVRist
270 posts since 17 Sep, 2020

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:25 am

simmo75 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:18 am
$29?
Next year when the drop the price as they normally do. ;)

KVRAF
2998 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:40 am

Effectsworks wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:25 am
simmo75 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:18 am
$29?
Next year when the drop the price as they normally do. ;)
It will be within 6 months.
PA are the budget plugin kings :)

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KVRAF
3194 posts since 28 Jan, 2011 from MEXICO

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:14 am

I am very happy they released a new limiter with a more up to date interface, i will get in the black friday sale for 29 surely.
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KVRAF
4245 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:19 am

Too late to the game Di*k.

KVRian
616 posts since 29 Oct, 2015 from Jupiter 8

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:37 am

plexuss wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:19 am
Too late to the game Di*k.
for $29 in a few months it won't be too bad of a deal for someone who doesn't have a decent limiter yet though (provided this one is actually decent of course)
“People pay good money for old stuff because they mistakenly think that the gear has more to do with the products than it actually did. And because it makes them feel good to own it.“ wise man on GS

KVRAF
2178 posts since 23 Dec, 2002

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:10 am

I've been comparing limiters lately doing more self-mastering and I'll definitely try this one out. I have been getting good results with Stealth Limiter . I am intrigued regarding their comments regarding how they optimized the oversampling mode to reduce artifacts. Although I doubt I could hear them even if present. Some of these technical claims would have us grow oscilloscopes for ears and spectrum analyzers for eyes. And with that a whole boat-load of people will claim that they can instantly hear the improvement as they can penetrate their now 3d mixes with their improved sound stage and ever so sweet lingering reverb tails before they breakup at the onset of noise which is audible to them at -120db. But I digress.

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KVRist
270 posts since 17 Sep, 2020

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:33 am

simmo75 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:40 am
It will be within 6 months.
PA are the budget plugin kings :)
Very true! Good budget plugins. :lol:

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KVRian
672 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:36 am

i don't see any lookahaed, oversampling and dither options/button/dials
am i blind or are they hidden somewhere... ?
or considered to be a thing of the past?

KVRist
40 posts since 15 Oct, 2020

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:39 am

simmo75 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:18 am
$29?
They do regular sales where you can pick any plugin in their roster for $29. During black friday sales I think they do three or five days in a row where you can use a $29 coupon each day.

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