Is there a freebie/cheapo equivalent to waves ultramaximizer?

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KVRAF
4162 posts since 8 Mar, 2005

Post Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:03 pm

I'm talking about the L2/L3 maximizer from waves. A freebie would be nice. :love:

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KVRAF
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KVRAF
1701 posts since 22 Apr, 2009 from Belgrade

Post Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:15 pm

+1 for LoudMax and there's also: http://www.yohng.com/software/w1limit.html
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KVRian
1240 posts since 17 Aug, 2012 from Old Zealand

Post Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:28 pm

I just bought the M1 Limiter Lite from http://www.finalmix.biz/Final_Mix_Software/Home.html

Great plug which gets the job done and reasonably priced.
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KVRAF
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KVRist
133 posts since 2 May, 2007

Post Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:49 am

http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-barricade/

Not free, but only costs 20€ and pretty good stuff. Check it out, the only demo limitation is that you can't save presets. Cool dev too.

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22470 posts since 5 Sep, 2001

Post Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:07 am

piel wrote:http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-barricade/

Not free, but only costs 20€ and pretty good stuff. Check it out, the only demo limitation is that you can't save presets. Cool dev too.

absolutely. There is nothing better in that price range or for free. In fact it's in, IMO, the top 5 limiters of all time regardless of price. It's just an absolute steal and preserves the signal integrity unbelievably well, even though it's not the overall "loudest" (but one of the top 5 in that area also) - I prefer it even to pro - L in terms of what goes in = what comes out.. the only thing pro L does better IMO is the display and that it can go louder, but transients can distort more in Pro L I find. It's always tricky to get the right mode. Barricade seems to have completely nailed the loudness vs quality ratio.

Barricade is as close to the perfect "load and move one knob" limiter as currently possible.

It's an essential brilliant mastering tool.

Since the topic did also use the word cheap, not just free, i highly recommend this is the one the OP try out and hopefully buy. It's in a different league to waves' stuff. It works well on all genres of music too :)

KVRian
605 posts since 31 Aug, 2012

Post Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:23 am

TheoM wrote:
piel wrote:http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-barricade/

Not free, but only costs 20€ and pretty good stuff. Check it out, the only demo limitation is that you can't save presets. Cool dev too.

absolutely. There is nothing better in that price range or for free. In fact it's in, IMO, the top 5 limiters of all time regardless of price. It's just an absolute steal and preserves the signal integrity unbelievably well, even though it's not the overall "loudest" (but one of the top 5 in that area also) - I prefer it even to pro - L in terms of what goes in = what comes out.. the only thing pro L does better IMO is the display and that it can go louder, but transients can distort more in Pro L I find. It's always tricky to get the right mode. Barricade seems to have completely nailed the loudness vs quality ratio.

Barricade is as close to the perfect "load and move one knob" limiter as currently possible.

It's an essential brilliant mastering tool.

Since the topic did also use the word cheap, not just free, i highly recommend this is the one the OP try out and hopefully buy. It's in a different league to waves' stuff. It works well on all genres of music too :)
I discovered for my self exactly the same thing between pro l and barricade.
If i need a bit more loudness i place maximizer before the barricade and sounds fair enough !

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KVRian
623 posts since 19 Feb, 2011

Post Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:54 am

bpblog wrote:+.... there's also: http://www.yohng.com/software/w1limit.html
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KVRian
1365 posts since 1 May, 2010

Post Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:56 am

Cheap or free.

Barricade is really good. Limiter 6 is free.

Those two are the best cheap solution for me.
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KVRian
1058 posts since 9 Apr, 2012

Post Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:05 am

Maxwell Smart

I am beta testing the big brother of it for quite some time now and I am pretty satisfied with it.

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KVRist
388 posts since 26 Jul, 2012 from Prague, czech republic

Post Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:09 am

I agree, Maxwell Smart is amazing "underground" limiter.

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KVRian
1492 posts since 18 Feb, 2005 from Serbia

Post Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:57 pm

Halma wrote:Maxwell Smart

I am beta testing the big brother of it for quite some time now and I am pretty satisfied with it.

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KVRAF
2853 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:57 pm

TLs Pocket Limiter is nice :tu:

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