I haven't done any mixes for broadcast (T.V. ads) before but I'm in the position where I may be called upon to do so.
I'm using the Waves L2 on my mix aux. Setting the ceiling at -10dB, and the threshold at 0, I find that my mixes are lowered 10dB overall. Why is my entire mix effected when the L2 threshold is set at 0? Clearly the L2 threshold acts differently than a compressor threshold, and the L2 manual didn't answer my question. Should I compensate by setting the threshold at -10dB as well? If I do will I potentially distort areas in my signal chain?
I'm curious as to how you guys use this and other limiters when mixing for TV. I know the "set your limiter to -10 or -8" part, and I know a lot of people use the L2 limiter. I guess I missed a step! This could just be a simple answer, and I'm sure it is, I just feel like I'm missing something obvious here.