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Soundburst 08-13-2012 06:21 AM

Dynamics III question please.
 
Hey everyone,

I'm reading the manual but still confused.

The orange arrow on the Limiter is the threshold level according to the instructions.

If I need my overall audio NEVER go to above -8dB - is it a case of just putting the orange arrow at -10dB? Even if I do this - it occasionally goes over. Am I doing something fundamentally wrong? If the signal goes above -8dB anywhere then I fail so I applied the limiter to be sure - but it's not doing its job.

Do I have to set the threshold even lower (say -12dB) for it to never go over -8db? :S

Thanks for any help. :)

Wolfgang Eller 08-13-2012 08:02 AM

Re: Dynamics III question please.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Soundburst (Post 1956273)
Even if I do this - it occasionally goes over. Am I doing something fundamentally wrong?

Not fundamentally but you are using the wrong limiter for that job.

The Dynamics III limiter setting is more a kind of analog limiter.

You should do a search for a brickwall limiter.

Soundburst 08-13-2012 09:57 AM

Re: Dynamics III question please.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfgang Eller (Post 1956296)
Not fundamentally but you are using the wrong limiter for that job.

The Dynamics III limiter setting is more a kind of analog limiter.

You should do a search for a brickwall limiter.

Ah I see! Like the Waves L2 plugin - and I set the Threshold for -8, and the ceiling output for -8db and then just make sure while I'm mixing - that it's not constantly in the red!

Thanks :):)


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