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As usual, here are the script notes:
Softube, 1:1 digital code translation.
Weiss can be purchased for $419 at EveryPlugin.com
DS1 sounds great on the mix buss. Sounds natural/transparent.
Works well on tracks as well, particularly vocals. Just automate breaths!
Missing AAX DSP.
You can get the limiter by itself cheaper.
It’s a de-esser, compressor and limiter.
Linear phase crossover filters
Upward expansion (helps with over-compressed signals)
Parallel Compression button
Limiter gain reduction meter
Waveform Display View
3 Limiters: Hardware, Type 1 (highest RMS) and Type 2 (True Peak)
The easier to use MM-1 limiter is included
Bob Katz presets
3 page Options menu
Bob Ludwig mode…parameter settings are always displayed. Unfortunately they are in the shadow.
What makes this processor unique and work well is its release measurements/settings. You have four settings that control the release’s behavior. Average, fast, slow and delay.
Ganged mode? When stereo processing you usually keep this on. In
M/S mode it may be preferable to turn Gang off.
The Monitor button is very useful in M/S mode.