After Being sold by the demo, I plurchased the L3 set. What I needed was something to help auto-finalize songs after I had mix em. In the past I had Used The L1 with some results but always had just recieved Limiting and not multiple band Compression to tame a lound bass spectrum or too bright high spectrum that I could not mix out without hurting the mix. Got the same results with the others maximizers also. Ozone seemed like a good choice, Tried that but it seemed that it subtracted something from the mix and so I decided not to got with that. Now that the L# set is out,I happy I got it.I Havent seen any thing of my liking when it comes to a native finalizer. I like the fact that it evened out the freq spec and dymanics and made the song desirable for 2 track. I would recomend that in sound forge 7 and up...to run the Multi maximizer in an effect chain and then apply. Did not have good luck with just preview as an offline plug. Maybe they will fix that in the next vers. Other than that, it was $$ well invested. even though it was Alot.
Sorry for a long review - kept getting an error from KVR saying too short. Ohh well
The search for the ultimate mastering maximizer is often a tedious task - so many claim to have developed 'The Tool' to help you achieve that modern loudness level - but it never seems to be the case; they're either too expensive or they're simply crap! Yes, they do pump it up - but the quality loss, burned out transients and the "dynamics death" speak of the sad truth. Well, that was the reality until Waves released L3. It's amazing how audible the difference is - the quality of the original mix is very much preserved, transient detail is fantastic, stereo image outstanding and regardless of the fact that the overall level is drasticaly inreased, the result still sounds spacious and dynamically healthy. The crossover network is of exceptional quality and the linear-phase design adds up to the overall transparency. The result is a silky, lush and solid sound sparkling with confidence. There are several release modes implemented which give the user a fine choice of possible settings (the automatic ARC mode seems to be a perfect choice for most types of music). It's also dead-simple to use, features some innovative stuff (e.g 'band priority') and has a great choice of quality dithering algorythms. So, if you're still looking for 'The Maximizer' - look no further. This is it! Thumbs up!
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