Bundled Limiter Plugin

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Hi Ardour peeps,

I am looking for responses to see roughly how many users are interested in a bundled Limiter plugin for Ardour, as it currently doesn't have one.

If you are interested, I urge you to test and compare swh's lookahead limiter with my ZaMaximX2 from zam-plugins.

These are the main two options I see as valid for such a plugin.

Any other suggestions welcome.

You can find zam-plugins either on my website @ http://zamaudio.com or you can download the source at https://github.com/zamaudio/zam-plugins if you prefer to compile them yourself.

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I think it would be a great addition. I've always been happy with your ZaMaxim but swh lookahead is good as well, I don't think I've directly compared them though. I'll try to give it a try this weekend and provide some feedback.

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yes we do need that! Love your plugins.

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There doesn't seem to be any documentation to explain what the ceiling and threshold levels mean.
I guess the "ceiling" control sets a brickwall limit value (infinite compression), and the "threshold" control sets a lower threshold for a compressor of finite compression ratio. Is that right?

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anahata: It's not too easy to explain in text, but see this video for an explanation of maximizers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTk_AT_ccnQ

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Going to put my vote in for the ZaMaxim. I really like the sound and I use it on pretty much every master bus these days.

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I´m increasing the % of use of all zamaudio plugins on my Ardour templates and I have to say yes, ZaMaxim would be great.

Offtopic: Maybe saturator would be necessary too with kickdrum or bass tracks and dynamics zamgate and zamcomp are the fastest and easiest way to mix bus tracks.