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All of my stem submasters run Limiters - something quick-response, transparent, and can take a beating like Maxim or L2007. Maximizers like the L1 or MV2 are too colorized for my liking and they let too much through. And then a run a PT MasterFader (but with NO limiters) just to monitor meters on the overall stem summing - because you can have no peaking ...


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If your level meters are in red or there's a "clip warning" light on, then the audio is clipping or has been clipped. When digital clipping occurs it works like an absolute or ideal limiter, everything going over is limited to the maximum amplitude level and it distorts the entire signal during the clipping (basically it transforms the signal during the ...


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I agree with FAO that relying on a limiter on the master bus is largely a music mixing practice that has little applicability to film mixing. For a really good overview of calibration of monitor levels and how level management is being approached in the broadcast industry, go see ATSC.org web site and check out their paper on ATSC Recommended Practice: ...


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Hei Peter one of the problems when working digitally is that the dbFs scale will give you no reference about how loud a sound is and if your signal is too hot, clipping, it will not be compressed and distorted in a harmonically way,like it would happen on tape, but because you are running out of 0 and 1 to process the signal it will sound very ugly. Long ...


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