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Discussion in 'Backline' started by Heabow, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    I'm tired to get issues with FG-X (and it takes shit load of CPU) so I'm in search for a good mastering plugin. I want mainly a good limiter actually, nothing fancy but great. I'd rather to not spend billions tho. Ozone is pretty well known for being great so before buy anything, I ask you dear sneapers for advices ;)

    Cheers
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  2. Studdy

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    Try the free version of the Massey 2007 it honestly still holds up, the main downside to massey demos is they dont recall settings but when only used in mastering or 2 bus its pretty easy to take note of the settings if recall is needed. Cheers.
     
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    Fabfilter Pro L is my go to limiter. Give it a chance.
     
  5. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Fabfilter Pro L looks interesting! Seems it is very complete. Will try it for sure.

    Thanks guys.
     
  6. xFkx

    xFkx gain induction

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    The Pro-L hands down, amazing limiter.
     
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    Fabfilter Pro-L here, own Ozone as well.
    I use Ozone for everything but a mastering limiter, not because it is bad, because I never tried it.
    Stopped using FG-X long time ago, but I still like the button that keeps the volume the same and shows you the difference without boosting the volume.
     
  8. wishtheend

    wishtheend clip the apex

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    Check out FabFilter Pro-L or AOM Invisible Limiter. IK also just came out with their Stealth Limiter as part of the Custom Shop and so far I've been pretty happy with. Pretty clean like the AOM with not as much midrange distortion when pushed hard. Any of those 3 paired with something like KClip and you should be golden on loudness.
     
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    As a limiter Fabfilter Pro-L is the bomb, also really liking KClip at the moment.

    Never have gotten into FG-X to be honest, have tried it a couple of times but wasn't that impressed with it
     
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    Ozone for me.
     
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    Have you checked out Fabfilter?

    I did a shootout between Ozone and Fabfilter and i thought that Fabfilter was better. Ozone pushed (or added) something ugly in the midrange which the Fabfilter didn't. It is very clean and nice, which all Fabfilter products are!
     
  12. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Seems like Pro L has such a function (hold Shift when pushing the output level I believe)
    I love the attack/release tweaks, it can be really useful in some cases..
     
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    I love the Fabfilter Pro-L and it will work on anything and be very clean.

    However, I recently updated to the Kuassa Kratos Maximizer 2 and I have been using that over Pro-L just as a way of testing it out. So far I am quite impressed by it and I think I will be using it instead of Pro-L from now on, not necessarily because it is better, but because I am reaching similar results and I like the meters a little more haha.

    My opinion: If price doesn't matter definitely go with Pro-L, but if you want to save some money for other things get the Kratos Maximizer 2. Of course you should test it all first.
     
  14. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    At least try KClip - it has more uses than just mastering but it fucking rules.

    Pro-L would be my next suggestion; I use both in tandem when mastering.
     
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    I'll throw in another vote for the Pro-L. It is damn good. I, too, was having problems with FG-X for a long time. I made the switch to Pro-L and never looked back. Also, there is a new IK Multimedia limiter that just came out. I haven't tried it yet, but looks pretty promising, and it has that really great unity gain feature that the FG-X has.
     
  16. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    KClip looks pretty good indeed but since I did not switch to PT11 yet, I have doubts that it is fully compatible and stable with shitty PT10. Plus ProL looks more comfortable to me.

    I already have T-Racks limiter but I find it horrible actually in a mastering scenario :D

    Edit - I must admit that I'm quite surprised that Ozone is not more recommanded here!
     
  17. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Between Ozone, Pro-L and KClip you should be able to do just about anything you need. We've come a long way from the L2/Sonnox days.
     
  18. Kazrog

    Kazrog CEO/CTO, Kazrog, Inc.

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    KClip should be fine in PT10, it's been tested extensively in that DAW. Try the demo if you're not feeling confident about it - I know PT10 can be unstable on some setups in general.

    Thanks for the kind words, guys!
     
  19. Nuno Filipe

    Nuno Filipe You talkin' to me?

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    dafuk! Seems I am always using old shit that no one uses nowadays but I still use voxengo elephant and I like it a lot.
     
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    To be honest after using T-racks clipper or the Ozone limiter for a while I've actually moved back to using FGX recently. Doesn't seem that CPU heavy to me (though I'm using a quad core mac mini) and the level compensation button is great for checking at what point things start distorting.
     

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