Knoxville, TN (November 24, 2004)–Waves has created a new class of limiter to follow the company’s L1 and L2 limiters. The L3 Peak Limiter begins by using a linear-phase crossover with user-definable frequencies to divide the audio into five bands without phase distortion between bands.
The signal then enters the patent-pending Peak Limiter mixer employing psychoacoustics to maximize headroom use, intelligently determining how much attenuation to apply in each band. The result is maximum loudness and minimum intermodulation, without losing brick-wall limiting–all controlled with a simple master threshold parameter.
Two versions of the L3 are available: the Multimaximizer provides full functionality, while the Ultramaximizer uses the same PLMixer technology along with a more basic feature set.