In this series of free video tutorials, Producer Paul Drew shows how to get a vintage vocal sound using Waves plug-ins. In this episode (3 of 4) he uses the L1 maximiser plugin.
Advanced level maximizer, look-ahead peak limiter and high-resolution re-quantizer, all in one powerful industry-standard plugin for mastering and mixing.
Waves 25th Anniversary edition: You can now choose between the classic Legacy and the new Modern user interfaces. Both offer new plugin features, including: True Peak domain setting: Eliminates inter-sample clippingAutomatic Release Control: Auto-adjusts release time
Renowned for its transparency and punch, L1 has been the standard tool used on countless hit recordings over the past couple of decades.
L1 maximizes both the level of the digital signal and the resolution of the final file. It offers superb re-quantization for all bit depths, including 24, 20, 16, 12, and 8-bit outputs. Its look-ahead peak limiter enables you to increase sound file resolution and production master levels with precise control and dithering options.
L1’s limiter section is capable of a very fast, overshoot-free response. Because a typical music signal contains many high-intensity, short-duration peaks, simple normalization of the file may result in a low average signal level. L1 can significantly increase the average signal level of an audio file without introducing audible side effects.