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A soulful evolution of the legendary British console limiter.

Inspired by the iconic EMI TG limiters from Abbey Road Studios, Chandler Limited’s TG12413 Zener Limiter exudes the sonic majesty of the vintage hardware used to record Pink Floyd and The Beatles. The Chandler Limited TG12413 Zener Limiter is an evolution of historic EMI limiters, and reimagined to work in a modern context. With greatly expanded range and settings, Chandler Limited took the retro sonics of the original EMI hardware a step further.

Now, developed by Softube — and available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces — the Chandler Limited Zener Limiter plug-in is an exacting emulation of this prized limiter, with extended functionality including Mid/Side processing.

Shape and color your mixes with the only authentic emulation of Chandler Limited's best-in-class limiter

Give your tracks the unique warmth and character of rare zener diode topology

Use the THD feature to easily add rich harmonic distortion to signals

Tame high-frequency transients without losing low-end punch via the Side Chain control

Harness plug-in-only features Mid/Side and Channel Linking to tweak width and punch

Mix with artist presets from Tony Maserati (Beyonce) Howard Willing (Smashing Pumpkins), Kevin Kadish (Jason Mraz), and more

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Joe Chiccarelli Tips
Joe Chiccarelli Tips

Joe Chiccarelli Tips

UAD Chandler Limited Zener Limiter Plug‑In

A Rare Circuit

A Rare Circuit

Like the classic EMI/Abbey Road TG limiters, the Chandler Limited Zener Limiter’s circuit employs zener diodes — rather than other limiter topologies such as optical (Teletronix LA-2A), FET (1176), or VCA (SSL G-Master Buss) or diode bridge (Neve 33609). Zener diode’s are notoriously challenging to employ, but the payoff is a colorful, punchy, wonderfully fast limiter with personality to spare. Using an advanced algorithm, Softube expertly emulates the Chandler Limited Zener Limiter’s entire circuit, including its transformers and circuit nonlinearities and germanium transistors.

Fine-Tuned Attack and Release

Fine-Tuned Attack and Release

The original EMI limiters featured a single attack setting and six release settings. The Chandler Limited TG12413 Zener Limiter boasts 11 attack and 21 release settings, greatly enhancing its usefulness in your workflows and ensuring just the right setting for your sources.

Expanded Limiting Flavors

Expanded Limiting Flavors

Use the switchable input impedance to drive the Chandler Limited Zener Limiter plug-in for more severe limiting, and tweak the THD control for smooth, organic distortion with a high-frequency bump. The ultra-useful Side Chain feature removes low frequencies feeding the limiter — perfect for gentle limiting on buses or for reducing cymbal splashiness when crushing drum room mics.

Mastering and More

Mastering and More

Like the hardware, the Chandler Limited Zener Limiter plug-in is flexible enough for tracking, mixing, or mastering scenarios. Smooth-out and add character to vocals, picked acoustic guitar, or percussion without losing vital transients, or inject strength and punch to a drum bus. And with the plug-in-only Link and Mid/Side features, the Chandler Limited Zener Limiter plug-in can add bold, warm, vintage shades to your stereo bus or mastering chain.

Chandler Limited and associated logos are trademarks of Chandler Limited used under license. Abbey Road Studios, EMI, TG, RS, Zener Limiter and their associated logos are trademarks of EMI (IP) Limited.

Key Features

Exacting emulation of this modern classic limiter for mixing and mastering, fully authenticated by Chandler Limited
Based on the vintage EMI TG12345 desks used to record The Beatles and Pink Floyd
Models entire Chandler Limited TG12413 Zener Limiter electronic path including transformers and circuit nonlinearities
Plug-in-only features include Mid/Side functionality and channel linking
Includes Artist Presets from Tony Maserati, Joe Chiccarelli, Ryan Hewitt, Howard Willing, Kevin Kadish, and John Rausch

Customer Reviews

Chandler Limited Zener Limiter

Overall Rating


D. Caruso

March 7, 2024


Quel magnifique son avec le Zener Limiter
Le son rock et une belle couleur que j'adore

W. Manuel

March 7, 2024

There's no limit!

Where to start? This thing is just incredible! Ten stars if you ask me. A MUST HAVE !!!

J. Kelly

February 1, 2024

Lift that Bus!

Stereo Bus Lift - It’s THE preset!

G. Costa

January 15, 2024

Hard style!

Very good!

Y. Elkayam

January 14, 2024

Sounds just like the real thing!!

I really love this thing, it sounds so good and it’s very simple to use. I used to have access to a really one and I must say that this sounds just like it. As a small business owner that is creating content this plug in really shortens my path. Whether I’m working on meditation music and want to glue the track together, or I’m working on some rock and roll and the drums need that kick, I turn to this plug in. Great buy!!

Yonatan Elkayam

T. Long

January 12, 2024

Love it.

A very recent acquisition but I love what I’m hearing.
Putting this right after the C-Max limiter yielded great results on the mix buss .
Yes, I use 2 limiters for finalizing. Doesn’t everyone?
Nice work Chandler and UA.
Thank you.

S. Lontano

December 14, 2023


Always on my drumbuss and piano.
I love the punch of this comp.

R. Hegdahl

December 13, 2023

If you like the sound of The Beatles….

I remember clearly the day that I received the newest issue of TapeOp, in it was a review of the NEW TG 1 limiter by Chandler…. Not long after that I had the chance to use one at Supernatural Sound and that sound has been stuck in my head ever since . This plugin does everything I was looking for and more! I’ve tried every other TG plugin out there. This is the BEST!

N. Trotter-Mayo

December 12, 2023

Wow, this makes everything better!

I have almost all the UAD Plug-ins and this one is really a game changer. It along with the Curve Bender creates the best combo for finishing my bus mixes in Luna. I put both on each bus mix (i.e. Vocals, Guitars, etc) start with one of the closest presets to what I'm mixing, fiddle with the knobs and everything pops! Crazy good. Must have!

C. Jacquot

September 17, 2023

A Gamechanger

Gives me a real flexibility and rock softness to my drum bus and my mix bus, works better than a lot of things !

A. Rosell

September 13, 2023

Warmth and power to any track

Great coloration and analog power that gives my mixes bottom and glue.

C. Hallowes

July 8, 2023

Old school authenticity

Probably one of the more overlooked bus parallel compressors but it brings such a big sound to drums. Just a big room-capturing warmth. I actually get excited before I turn it on on the bus.

V. German

July 2, 2023

Incredible power and character

Very cool instrument! On a group of drums it gives a stunning result. On the bass, the 808 has a smooth, powerful sound! Saturation and great compression! Thanks Uad!

J. Mateo

June 28, 2023

Colored and agressive

I don't actually buy many non UAD exclusive plugins because I already own most of the Plugins alliance and Softube stuff. Including this, but man this just sounds so phat and aggressive that I can't stop using it to add mojo to my drums!

R. Evans

May 24, 2023

Big sound

Lives on my drum bus.

E. Morgan

February 10, 2023


I LOVE this limiter. Great character, punchy, adds a little extra "something" to whatever runs through it, even with subtle settings.
Killer on drums, and on bass so far.
Using it as a effect with extreme settings yields awesome and usable results.
The THD saturation is excellent, too.
Highly recommend this one.

J. Barron

January 30, 2023

Sounds awesome on drums!

Which is the only thing I have used it on so far. It brings a mid forward push on the drum bus that is pretty sweet sounding. I'm sure it would sound great on other sources too. Drums is where it's at for me though.

J. Szeszel

January 27, 2023


I love saturation in THD mode on the master bus. The compressor and limiter with a fast attack give a very good punch to the drums.

T. Campbell

January 8, 2023

Great on drums

Really easy to get a drum bus to cut through the mix when using a send to the zener. Sounds great !

M. Glover

December 27, 2022

Instant Mojo!

Just put it on that parallel drum bus, and squish away!