Solving common mix problems with limiters


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Solving common mix problems with limiters

Using limiters to squash your entire mix into the loudest song ever created isn't the only way we can put them to work in our mix. We can also use them to better control a signal's peak to average level on an individual track. Let's listen to this example. (music playing) Notice that the signal contains many quick peaks that reach very close to 0 dBFS. Adding any compression without using a near-instant attack would clip the output of the compressor as those quick peaks sneak through the compressor's attack stage.

Watch the compressor's output and listen to the quick transients escape through the compressor's slower 20- millisecond attack stage and clip. (music playing) Likewise, adding any boost via EQ would cause a clip as well. Again, watch the EQ's output meter and listen to the EQ clip as the last bit of headroom is gobbled up with the EQ boost. (music playing) Instead of a regular compressor, by applying a brickwall limiter, we can retain most of the dynamic f...

Solving common mix problems with limiters
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Solving common mix problems with limiters provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Brian Lee White as part of the Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processing

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