Whether you want to crank the last drops of gain out of your track or just want to control a few loud peaks, a Limiter can be the weapon of choice.
By looking a little bit into the future, a limiter can make sure your signal never goes louder than you want it to without distorting or destroying transients:
- In gain knob - Gain to apply to the input signal before limiting.
- Out gain knob - Gain to apply to the input signal after limiting.
- Threshold knob - The maximum allowed volume.
- Release knob - The release adjust how quickly the limiter returns the volume back to normal after limiting it due to a peak in the input volume.
- VU Meter - Displays the current input level, the selected threshold, and the limiter's current attenuation.
- Settings panel - Whenever you have your mouse cursor over a snapin theree is a small arrow at the top right corner (not visible in screenshot). It opens a settings panel where you handle presets.
- Enabled checkbox - The small checkbox to the left of the plugin name is a checkbox that bypasses the effect when disabled.
- Resize handle - The bottom right corner of all Kilohearts plugins is a resize handle for scaling the UI to any size. This allows you to get a good view of the controls whatever the screen resolution, and also comes in handy if you need big controls, e.g. when using Limiter as a real-time effect on a touchscreen monitor during a live set. (This is not available when the snapin is used inside a snapin host.).
Limiter shines on it's own, but it was primarily created to power up the different "Snapin Hosts" Kilohearts offer. These are bigger effects units that utilize all the available snapins and give you a really fun and creative workflow for combining them in any way you can think of. So have a look at Snap Heap and Multipass right now.
Limiter is also available as a Rack Extension for Reason over at the Propellerhead shop.