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Behold - The Waves L3


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Just when you thought it couldn't get any louder...

 

I actually can't wait to get a listen to this - it seems very interesting indeed.

 

From the Waves site:

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The Worlds First Multi-Band Auto-Summing Limiter

With the L3 Peak Limiter, Waves has once again created an entirely new category of audio processor.

 

Like its predecessors, the acclaimed L1 and L2 limiters, the L3 is destined to become an indispensable tool for professional mixing and mastering by offering unprecedented control over multi-band peak limiting.

 

The key to the L3s power is its patent-pending Peak Limiting Mixer (PLMixer) engine. The L3 differs from conventional wide band and multi-band limiters in several ways:

 

Unlike wide band limiters, the L3 first uses linear phase crossover filters to divides the audio spectrum into five bands.

The PLMixer then uses psychoacoustic criteria to intelligently decide how much attenuation to apply to each band so that all available headroom is used. The result is that intermodulation is minimized and overall loudness is maximized, while brick-wall limiting is still maintainedall while retaining the simplicity of a single master threshold control.

 

Unlike traditional multi-band limiters, the PLMixer doesnt require a wide band peak limiter to catch overshoots generated by individual band adjustments. Instead, the PLMixer automatically controls the gain relationship between the bands.

 

The L3's Priority control allows the user to control the relative limiting of each band. This unique control lets users adjust the tonal character of the L3 over a wide range, while maintaining brick-wall limiting.

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Well then it's one louder than the L2, now isn't it?

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Originally posted by Doug Osborne:

limiters don't kill people, people kill people

Or: limiters don't kill music, people kill music. :D

Jotown:)

 

"It's all good: Except when it's Great"

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Originally posted by Bejeeber:

It'll be interesting to see (hear) if L3 lives up to it's hype.

 

Imagine how loud things'll be by the time we get to L9! :eek:

 

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L-No! :eek:

Jotown:)

 

"It's all good: Except when it's Great"

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Ok, I'll bite:

Hollywood

 

My friend Casey recorded this on his Boss BR-whatever, and we dumped it into Sonar via SPDIF on my RME Multiface. I added bass and keyboards (and some aborted electric guitar he said sounded "too '70s), and did a little mix.

 

I opened the mix in Wavelab after downloading and installing the Waves demo including the L3. I used the "high quality CD mix" preset, monkeyed with the frequncy bands until it sounded right, and exported it as the MP3 linked above.

 

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