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Limiter Filter


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Limiters are used to prevent an audio signal from peaking above 0dB which can cause clipping and distortion. A limiter is a special type of compressor with a very fast attack and a very high ratio.

When using a Limiter it should be the last filter in your chain.


Property Description Default
Threshold The maximum output level an audio signal can hit, no signal can exceed this level -6.00 dB
Release Because a limiter is a compressor it applies gain reduction to brick-wall the output level. If and when a signal tries to exceed the threshold, the release is how quickly the limiter will stop gain reducing after the level drops below the set threshold 60 ms