8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2010 2:19 PM by scoop27
scoop27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is there any difference between the AU Peak Limiter in GB '08 and '09? I have '08 and can't figure out the Peak Limiter. The bottom slider isn't working.

Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • 1. Re: AU Peak Limiter
    HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,150 points)
    scoop27 wrote:
    Is there any difference between the AU Peak Limiter in GB '08 and '09?


    no

    The bottom slider isn't working.


    perhaps you're looking at the "limiting amount"? that's a meter, not a slider
  • 2. Re: AU Peak Limiter
    scoop27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Is the "meter" supposed to change according to my inputs, like when I change attack and release? Because it does nothing when I slide the inputs.
  • 3. Re: AU Peak Limiter
    HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,150 points)
    scoop27 wrote:
    Is the "meter" supposed to change according to my inputs, like when I change attack and release?


    it's more about the Pre-Gain, but all 3 controls shape the limiting
  • 4. Re: AU Peak Limiter
    scoop27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Even when I change the Pre-Gain, there is no visible change on the limiting amount meter. Is it because it's an imported WAV file (orange color), and not a software instrument (green)?
  • 5. Re: AU Peak Limiter
    HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,150 points)
    Is it because it's an imported WAV file (orange color), and not a software instrument (green)?


    no. perhaps the level of the file is just too low?
  • 6. Re: AU Peak Limiter
    scoop27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think if anything, the level is too high, because I'm peaking in the red in certain spots. I thought by turning on the peak limiter, those peaks would be limited. Should I use the AU Dynamics Processor to prevent the peaking instead?
  • 7. Re: AU Peak Limiter
    HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,150 points)
    scoop27 wrote:
    I thought by turning on the peak limiter, those peaks would be limited.


    they should. where exactly are you choosing the limiter?

    Should I use the AU Dynamics Processor to prevent the peaking instead?


    that wouldn't be my first choice, but you might experiment with it
  • 8. Re: AU Peak Limiter
    scoop27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm choosing it from the drop down menu on the right side. I click on a specific track, then click on the "i" on the right, then go and check the peak limiter in the drop down box.