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by M. Fekjær (8/10/2014):

I've tried a lot of limiters, but this is still the king in my opinion :) Always on the end of ... Read more

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Overview

Precision Limiter Plug-In

Original UA Designed Premium Performance Look-Ahead Brick-Wall Limiter

The Universal Audio Precision Limiter is a single-band, look-ahead brick-wall limiter made primarily for use with program material. The very easy to use Precision Limiter achieves 100% attack within a 1.5ms look-ahead window, which prevents clipping and guarantees zero overshoot performance. Both the attack and release curves are optimized for professional mastering, which minimizes aliasing.

The Precision Limiter is a colorless, transparent mastering limiter - no upsampling is used, nor does the Precision Limiter pass audio through any filters - audio remains untouched unless the compressor is working, in which case, only gain is affected.

The Precision Limiter also features comprehensive, high-resolution metering and conforms to Bob Katz's "K-system" metering specs. Four metering modes are available: standard Peak-RMS, K12, K14, and K20. This metering allows the user to see what is happening to audio with a great deal of accuracy, with simultaneous RMS and Peak metering and adjustable Peak Hold in all four modes. With metering this comprehensive, the plug-in can also be bypassed and used strictly as a high-resolution meter.

Other features include options for a user-adjustable Release or intelligent Auto Release, which allows for fast recovery--minimizing distortion and pumping. The unique Contour Mode switch offers two different methods to tailor the attack shape and can affect overall "presentation" or perception of how "up front" a track feels. Switching the Contour Mode can be useful on minimal and/or acoustic program material, yielding a more subtle touch.

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  • Neil Mclellan

    (TapeOp)

    "The Precision Limiter is an amazing bit of kit ... It just does amazing things without it taking away the energy of the track."

    Pete Doell

    (Miles Davis, Sheryl Crow, Marilyn Manson)

    “From forensics to glorious sound-shaping, UA’s Precision Mastering plug-ins are indispensable.”

    Paul Blakemore

    Concord Music Group Mastering

    "The consistently high audio performance, flexibility, and power of the UAD Precision Mastering Bundle make it possible for me to achieve spectacular results in any musical style."

    Adam Blake

    Zoot Woman

    "Whether on single tracks or the overall mix, the Precision Limiter is often the first and usually final choice."

    Aziz Ibrahim

    (Simply Red, The Stone Roses)

    "I found that the Precision tools on the UAD were awesome ... they really hit the nail on the head."

  • John Cuniberti

    (The Meters, Train)

    "For digital EQ I use the UA Precision EQ... and for limiting, the UA Precision Limiter."

    Jonathan Wilson

    (Future Music UK)

    "You’re guaranteed stellar results [with the Precision Limiter], at a price that simply blows the competition away."

    Dweezil Zappa

    (Zappa Plays Zappa)

    "I really like it [Precision Limiter] ... It really does sound good & it has some special elements to it."

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    My go to limiter
    by M. Fekjær (Sunday 10 August, 2014)

    I've tried a lot of limiters, but this is still the king in my opinion :) Always on the end of my master chain. … Read More

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    Excellent choice
    by P. Bogdanovic (Monday 13 January, 2014)

    My search for the limiter ends with Precision Limiter Plug-in. Definitely, the most useful limiter when it comes to mastering on "In The Box" mode. Now, it is indispensable in mastering chain in my songs. … Read More

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    by F. Pico (Saturday 14 July, 2012)

    Very Transparent, great sound! Will be one of my most used limiter plug as mastering engineer. Keep up the good work UA! … Read More

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    by A. Shante (Friday 13 July, 2012)

    Super control!!! For soft and gentle songs it is ideal, it would be desirable still that that on more rigid. That there would be a choice. … Read More

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    by G. Buzdina (Friday 13 July, 2012)

    Clarity combined with the power at any point of the scale- is what you expect from it.. And this is what you get without unnecessary words. … Read More

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Features & Specs

Precision Limiter Plug-In

Features:

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Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

Apollo Software Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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