Why limiter makes stuff quiter?


#1

OMG! I read across the internet everywhere people says that limiter makes things ACTUALLY LOUDER but when i drop that limiter on Master Bus it makes stuff quiter??? WTF plz explain me whats going on


#2

A limiter is basically a compressor with extreme settings. Just like on a normal compressor, if you don’t use “makeup gain” (automatic volume compensation), the volume of the signal will always become lower when the limiter is active. You can insert a volume/gain control after the limiter - to turn the compressed signal up if needed.


#3

Maybe then I will be better to use Clipper because I do not want to influence the dynamics, why do I need this compressor. I need the same sound, that is, I found that such a plug-in clipper just fits.

What do you think about the clipper?


#4

Or is it better to lower the volume on all channels and on the master raise the limiter? Right? Better than cutting with a clipper?

In short, I have such a picture on the goniometer and it’s all because of the 32 64 bit daw mixing that the channels do not clipping and I don’t know what to do or cut the sound with a clipper or do it quieter and raise it or with a limiter or how to be


#5

You’re just clipping like crazy by the looks of it. Mix quieter, put a limiter on to catch peaks (or just agian, mix way quieter) and just turn your speakers up louder if need be for starters. Clippers can be a great tool especially for drums, but I think you’re just mixing too hot and probably frying your ears in the process. If a 0db limiter is making shit quieter, you were probably clipping out the wazoo as it is

Also that video had no sound from what I could tell