TDR Limiter 6 GE how good for mastering?

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KVRist
219 posts since 21 Jul, 2020

Post Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:00 am

I absolutely love it. Not just as a limiter either. All of the modules are very good, and I love that you can order them however you want. The meter is also a huge bonus, very nice indeed!

KVRer
5 posts since 22 Mar, 2021

Post Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:18 am

It is "OK", but I would never let it touch my master bus. There are so many better solutions out there....

KVRian
671 posts since 13 Oct, 2006

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:30 pm

audioloco wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:18 am
It is "OK", but I would never let it touch my master bus. There are so many better solutions out there....
why not? also what are the better solutions then?
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KVRist
50 posts since 8 Dec, 2018

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:41 pm

According to a certain multi-grammy winning mastering engineer it handles true peaks better than Pro-L2, Ozone, etc.

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KVRist
219 posts since 21 Jul, 2020

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:50 pm

audioloco wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:18 am
It is "OK", but I would never let it touch my master bus. There are so many better solutions out there....
Justify this statement please

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KVRAF
4237 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:14 am

I am a 16 LUFS mastering guy. So I am not looking to crush the audio to make it louder :borg: . I have and have tried many ITB limiters for mastering settling on Limitless because of the over-all clean sound and option to easily multi-band and clip. The Limitless clipper is very nice and suits high fidelity audio mastering. I've used Limiter 6 for mastering and it's not as clean and dynamic sounding as Limitless but it's workflow is a bit more work which is again why I've stuck with Limitless. I felt Limiter 6 imparted grittiness or raspiness to transients - something I'd use Limiter 6 for in mastering if I wanted that sound, or as a character track limiter.

KVRian
1152 posts since 27 May, 2008

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:48 am

Limiter 6 vs Barricade is like hard stop tape vs soft tape sound limiting yo me. But yes it can be used for right purposes and may suit many music styles. It is character not transparent.

KVRian
1004 posts since 23 Sep, 2004 from there

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:39 am

Limiter 6 clipping&/peaklimiting some 1dB off peaks -> Limitless sounds really good for peaky material and makes limitless work less.
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KVRAF
4237 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:06 am

legendCNCD wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:39 am
Limiter 6 clipping&/peaklimiting some 1dB off peaks -> Limitless sounds really good for peaky material and makes limitless work less.
Why not use Limitless' built in good sounding clipper?

KVRian
1004 posts since 23 Sep, 2004 from there

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:21 am

plexuss wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:06 am
legendCNCD wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:39 am
Limiter 6 clipping&/peaklimiting some 1dB off peaks -> Limitless sounds really good for peaky material and makes limitless work less.
Why not use Limitless' built in good sounding clipper?
Used it too, it really depends.
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KVRist
97 posts since 14 Apr, 2019

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:09 am

I feel like all TDR plug-ins is somewhat transparent and yet is a little warm for my taste. When I use it for mastering it becomes very obvious especially nova sounding really dark.
Back to Limiter 6, this is a character limiter not the one that gives you Aahhh..
I prefer Melda Limiter for their transparency and analog feel when the variable saturation engaged. I will try the Limitless tho.
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