Applying limiters


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Applying limiters

Now, let's talk about Limiters. Limiters are essentially compressors with ratios of 10:1 or higher. These large ratios are used to prevent transient signal peaks from exceeding a chosen level. Because of this limiters, like compressors, allow you to increase the overall track level while avoiding clipping. You can select a ratio of up to 100:1 here in this Dynamics 3 Compressor/Limiter plug-in. That means that if the signal is 100 decibels over the threshold, it would come out of the limiter at 1 decibel over the threshold. Now, that's some pretty serious squashing.

Limiters are useful on many types of tracks and are used most often on the same types of dynamic tracks as compressors are, such as vocals and electric bass. Limiters can be used in cooperation with compressors to take care of the peaks while the compressors perform the main compression duties on the rest of the non-peak signal. Limiters are also useful on submixes and almost always in mastering applications to make...

Applying limiters
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Applying limiters provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by David Franz as part of the Pro Tools 8 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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