Friday, May 14, 2021

Brainworx Announces bx_limiter True Peak

The first true peak limiter you will love listening to
bx_limiter TP (True Peak) from Brainworx is a completely new design, crafted to avoid the shortcomings of existing true peak limiters. Use it to confidently hit your loudness targets without leaving behind any distortion-inducing inter-sample peaks, and without compromising on the sound quality of your masters.

Designed from the ground up to be the ideal true peak limiter
Until now, most digital limiters that include a true peak mode have simply added it on as an afterthought. This has left a lot to be desired, with users complaining about unstable low end, compromised stereo imaging, harsh artifacts, and smeared transients. But with the bx_limiter TP, Brainworx has taken a new approach, designing the TP algorithm from scratch to make it perform and sound better than other digital limiters – while also eliminating troublesome inter-sample peaks for even cleaner results.

Selective Oversampling – two years in development!
With input and feedback from top mastering engineers around the world, Dirk Ulrich and the Brainworx engineers packed bx_limiter TP with new technology and new controls. It relies on “Selective Oversampling” (SOS), to employ oversampling only where it actually improves the signal, and to avoid it where it has been found to compromise the sound. Coupled with its “Advanced Look-Ahead” design and its incredible speed, it is able to deliver tighter, more accurate low end and better stereo imaging than any other true peak limiter around, even at extreme settings. And it is a true rockstar in preserving transients while increasing density and loudness. Punchy, loud & clear!

 

A complement of extra controls for enhanced final sweetening
The bx_limiter TP does more than just limiting peaks. It also includes simple yet powerful tools to add the finishing touches of sweetening, for a more perfect master. Onboard low and high pass filters help control the extremes, while proprietary “XL” saturation and “Foundation” filters can be used to add subtle degrees of heft, weight, tightness, or clarity to fine-tune the sound of your master. This is particularly important as it allows you to constantly adjust the vibe of your master while you’re turning up the volume to get to a competitive loudness. Even small details like a negative gain control have been implemented, which comes in handy when you have to correct mixes that suffer from less-than-ideal gain staging quickly and efficiently.

More metering than your average limiter
Also included is a suite of essential metering and monitoring options to help you better understand what’s going on within your audio. In addition to the traditional level and gain reduction meters, the bx_limiter True Peak includes a customizable loudness meter for hitting specific loudness targets, a correlation meter for checking phase coherence, and the ability to monitor the center, sides, and L/R channels separately – even soloed in place.

Supported Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

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