HF Limiter pumping

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KVRist
46 posts since 6 Sep, 2016

Post Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:31 pm

A few days ago when I was "mastering" a track that needed some de-essing, so I tried the TDR Limiter No6 GE with the only HF Limiter engaged. It sounds really good but I notice some weird pumping effect after rendering the track. I swapped many compressors plugins, the pumping is still there. After a long headache, I bypassed plugins one by one on my master bus and then I found the culprit, it was the HF Limiter. It's so sad that I like the plugin but I can't stand the pumping effect. Does anyone have the same problem?
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KVRian
858 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Re: HF Limiter pumping

Post Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:50 pm

How much gain reduction is the HF limiter showing?

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KVRist
46 posts since 6 Sep, 2016

Re: HF Limiter pumping

Post Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:04 am

It was -1 GR on max
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Calenberger
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385 posts since 8 Sep, 2019 from Calenberg

Re: HF Limiter pumping

Post Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:08 am

What's your release time?
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KVRist
46 posts since 6 Sep, 2016

Re: HF Limiter pumping

Post Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:29 am

Calenberger wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:08 am
What's your release time?
I don't see any release time on the HF Limiter.
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FabienTDR
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1046 posts since 24 Feb, 2012

Re: HF Limiter pumping

Post Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:03 pm

A small snippet would help understanding the case, can you upload something?

The RELATIVE mode operates independently of level, maybe this feels weird? It balances HF vs LF, but doesn't care about overall level.
Try the ABSOLUTE mode for a traditional de-esser function.
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KVRist
46 posts since 6 Sep, 2016

Re: HF Limiter pumping

Post Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:06 pm

Problem solved with the Absolute mode. Thank you Fabien.
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