As I said in my previous Plug-ins I Love For Post article, there is no one clear winner in the limiter category for me. I use both the Nugen Audio ISL2 DSP and the Avid Pro Limiter. Especially in the early days of AAX and the lack of DSP plug-ins the Avid Pro Series was a lifesaver and so the Pro Limiter became my preferred limiter and It is on so many of the shows I mix and master.
Avid Pro Limiter Key Features
- Clean and transparent sound — Sits well in the mix while maintaining tight control over output levels
- Character knob — Add soft saturation to get more loudness and a higher amount of gain reduction, without the unwanted digital artifacts of standard brick wall limiters
- EBU R128 loudness metering — Normalize broadcast audio to EBU specifications using a variety of metering, including True Peak, Integrated Loudness, and Loudness Range. It does seem strange that a US based company chose the European Loudness spec as the single setting for the loudness meter.
- Full surround support — Process up to 7.1 surround mixes in up to 192 kHz resolution, with full metering on all channels.
- Front/rear linking mode — Work with surround sound material more easily and link channels for more consistent level management.
- AAX DSP optimised — Pro Limiter handles monster-sized Pro Tools|HDX mixes with ease, delivering exceptional sound quality and DSP efficiency.