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Customer Reviews 181 Reviews

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by J. Walsh (2/8/2015):

Fantastic processor, purchased as I required a decent limiter for creating demos and… 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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Reviews

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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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    Simple, powerful and useful
    by J. Walsh(Sunday 8 February, 2015)

    Fantastic processor, purchased as I required a decent limiter for creating demos and for voice over work - stuck this across my stereo bounce with or without a touch of the Fairchild 660 and BAM! Transparent and loud without killing your mix too much ! Good selection of metering and nicely… Read More

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    Precision limiter
    by P. Lalama (Tuesday 20 January, 2015)

    Many limiters out there but none that sound as good as this one! Read More

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    Great tool for Mixing
    by D. Zannoni (Friday 16 January, 2015)

    Reduces greatly the peak value without changing the sound. Perfect for Kick - Snare - Percussion Very Very Very Great . This guy pump the mix ! Read More

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    Precision Limiter it\'s a Bomb!!!
    by V. Laznyevyy (Monday 12 January, 2015)

    You 100% need it, if you don't want listen overload on your live recordings! Many Thanksss to UAD for this amazing plugin. My recordings go to another high level! Thanks!!! Read More

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    Precision Limiter Plug-In
    by D. Emmanuel (Monday 12 January, 2015)

    A master recording engineers must have for mastering, that gives a fantastic result of superb quality that is beyond another limiter out there. Read More

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Artists
  • Charlie Andrew

    As the artful studio helmsman behind British folk-hop sensations Alt- J — and their 2012 Mercury Prize-winning album, An Awesome Wave — producer Charlie Andrew found himself the recipient of Britain’s Breakthrough Producer of the Year Award for 2013. Read More

    The Black Keys

    The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney detail their recording process and how UAD Powered Plug-Ins are essential to their careful balance of raunch and refinement. Read More

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    The Grammy-winner is one of the most skilled and accomplished mixing engineers the industry has ever seen. Read More

  • Paul Blakemore, Grammy-Winning Mastering Engineer

    Paul Blakemore's experienced ear for solving mastering "puzzles" has earned him multiple Grammys. Read More

    Top Engineers Top "Desert Island" Plug-Ins

    If you were stuck on a desert island with your recording studio, what UAD plug-ins could you not live without?… Read More

    Phil Tan

    With more than 24 #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits, 3 Grammys®, and nearly 300 album credits, there are few engineers that can touch Phil Tan’s recent track record. Read More

  • Thievery Corporation's Chris “Stone” Garrett on UA

    Chris Garrett mixes and engineers Thievery Corporation's spacious organic elements and electronic grooves. Read More

    Josh One & Ian Boxill

    DJ/Producer Josh One and engineer Ian Boxill walk us through their grooving, slickly-produced new single, "After It," featuring Julie Walehwa. Read More

    Adam Blake

    Zoot Woman is a pioneering electronic super-group with multiple UK and worldwide hits. The group consists of Adam Blake, Stuart Price, and Johnny Blake. Read More

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Features & Specs

Precision Limiter Plug-In

Features:

See the UAD Instance Chart here

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Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

Apollo Software Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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