Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Types of limiters, part of Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processing.
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There are two major classes of limiters.…The first type is one we're already familiar with, as any compressor with a…ratio control can be used as a limiter, simply by increasing the ratio above 10 to 1.…These types of limiters are useful for controlling signals that need more…aggressive gain reduction than compressors with lower ratios, such as very…dynamic vocal performances.…The second type of limiter is a special limiter whose ratio is…essentially infinite.…These limiters are often called brickwall limiters because no matter what the…input amplitude is, the single will never pass over the threshold.…
Brickwall limiters are typically used to maximize loudness and average level…while protecting the signal from clipping. Because no signal is allowed to pass…the threshold, these types of limiters generally do not have attack controls;…the attack time is instant.…Actually the limiter buffers the incoming signal and instantly reduces any high-…amplitude signal that'll overshoot the threshold.…
AuthorBrian Lee White
- Measuring amplitude
- Understanding dynamic range
- Introducing compressors
- Utilizing compression ratios
- Applying attack and release
- Evening out a vocal performance with compression
- Adding punch and sustain to drums
- Using compression presets intelligently
- How to record with compression
- Solving common mix problems with limiters
- De-essing a vocal track
- Using gates and expanders
- Controlling frequency content with multiband compressors
- Using sidechains creatively
- Keying gates and compressors
- Fixing overcompressed tracks
- Using mixbus compression
- Working with parallel compression
- Compression and limiting best practices
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