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 W1 Limiter by 4Front Technologies is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an RTAS Plugin.
W1 Limiter
Product W1 Limiter
Developer 4Front Technologies
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags Brickwall LimiterDynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
2.0 beta
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Windows XP or later (Windows 7 recommended)
2.0 beta
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionNone
Important Note
Current beta version GUI does not provide metering.

W1 Limiter is a "brickwall limiter" that is a clone of Waves L1-Ultramaximizer, with "identical output" and an approximation of Waves L2.

Waves' L1 (and thus W1 - for compatibility reasons) uses three times longer actual release time than the standard RT60 metric. This means that if you set 50ms release in the limiter, it will actually yield with 150ms standard RT60 release time, but users of L1 should be familiar with it.

Starting from version 2.0 W1 Limiter also contains adaptive release logic. The author tried to emulate Waves L2, however could only do this approximately. Also, unlike Waves, W1 allows changing release time while in adaptive mode.

Waves IDR dithering is not emulated.

Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

May 8, 2019

A great easy to use limiter that sounds clear and clean... Very effective for adding volume without colouring the sound to much. Effective and impressive limiting for free!! Gonna see what else these guys are making... Thanks a lot 4Front.

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Discussion: Active
15 February 2017 at 2:58am

Listed as vst3 but all I get is .dll's. What gives?

15 February 2017 at 12:35pm

Where is it listed as VST3? Nor in the product page neither in this KVR page. Where did you see that it is listed as VST3, please?

26 March 2017 at 7:45am

in the table to the right of this page (link: https://www.kvraudio.com/product/w1-limiter-by-4front-technologies, just to ensure we're talking about the same), see section "Plug-in, App & Soundware Format (s)"

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W1 Limiter

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