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A brickwall limiter is an essential tool for every mastering or mixing engineer. Are you looking for a professional, feature-packed limiter that is loud and transparent at the same time? Then FabFilter Pro-L is your weapon of choice!
Laidback Luke uses the FabFilter Pro-L Limiter on his master channel. He tweets "I only use the @FabFilter Pro-L on my master for mashups. When I make edits in @ableton it doesn't degrade." He recommends this plugin several times, again saying "Try and use the Fabfilter Pro-L limiter instead [of the stock Ableton one]. That's a very clean and clear limiter."more
Diplo posted a picture on Facebook of a message he sent when someone asks what is favorite VST plugin is. "everyday it changes right now its a simple limiter from fabfilter - pro L/all the waves bundles.. and i got a great UAD appolo but i dont use it enough .. so may great plugs in that .. a like a lot of cooler small plugs i find like bitspeak that i used to make a lot of drops last year.. i could go into it all day on here but Facebook would not be very into it.."more
yep i use ableton! i also use serum and massive. Some new stuff i've been playing with kinda random stuff here but fun! https://kilohearts.com/news/2015-02-20_multipass_teaser https://kilohearts.com/products/disperser http://www.fabfilter.com/products/pro-l-brickwall-limiter-plug-in https://www.izotope.com/en/products/mixing-mastering/ozone/more
Like any other fabfilter plugin the first thing that stands out is the beautiful user interface. The visuals in this plugin are so helpful, especially if you're not a limiting expert you can see very clearly what is happening to your audio signal. Not going into all the different functions of this plugin i'm going to say this limiter can sound very transparant and can go very loud without clipping. Although it doesn't have the loudness comparison function the Slate Digital FG-X which is fantastic the fabfilter limiter has my vote. I tried the sonnox limiter, fg-x and some of the well known UAD plugs but the fantastic interface and clean sound make this my go to limiter.