Chandler Limited® Zener Limiter®

Chandler Limited® Zener Limiter®

$299.00

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$299.00

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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.

Now You Can:

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

Take a Listen

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Joe Chiccarelli Tips
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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

N. Pinto

July 17, 2020

You can't go wrong with this...

Love it!

M. Williams

July 7, 2020

Zener Confidence and Purpose

Using the Zener Limiter Plugin allows you to musically command and control a lot of dynamic situations with real artistic purpose with great ease and speed, knowing that the sound instills a sense of confidence and quality as you aim towards the final result. Given the recent honour of mixing an album tracked by the great Jim Scott it was such a pleasure to drive the drum room mics through the Zener to hone in on the ambient vibe of the overall kit during the context of the whole mix.

R. Gérard

June 9, 2020

What I had been looking for:)

I wanted a limiter to glue my mixes and the the Zener does it with character! I love its color. The comp modes are also great on guitar busses.

M. Eriksson

May 26, 2020

Power!

True power,wont regret!

G. Prestopino

May 24, 2020

Subtle and transparent

Using this on my master bus now and I love it. The mid-side function really opens up the image, making the mix glisten.

W. Pruksavanich

May 12, 2020

It's great!

Although I only try it a couple of times, I like it very much. I believe it will be staying in many of my buss tracks.

UAD User

April 27, 2020

Fantastic and over the top

Sounds great but not for everything

R. AB

April 21, 2020

One of a kind

It really has it's sound... It's not the piece you through on anything and everywhere. But wow... it sound so good when you want it!
One of a kind that I think is worth the money.

L. Hester

April 19, 2020

Parallel Beauty

This thing sings!!! Parallel anything with it. Obviously it rocks on drums but it enhances ANYTHING you run through it.. good grief what a sonic beast!!

C. Mays

February 17, 2020

Zenner Limiter

I am a big fan of the hardware. This emulation is excellent. I love it on most all analog sources recorded tracks... vocals the most, acoustic Instruments, Percussion etc. I know alot of people love it on a mixbuss or bkv buss etc. I'm sort of set in my ways there and love the SSL GBuss there. I happen to love UAD SSL emulation as well. Its outstanding.

T. Haahr

January 16, 2020

Unbelievable good on drums!!

I demoed this beast out on a few mixes and what it did to my drum bus was unbelievable - the THD sounds great and will fatten up even the wimpiest sounding drums. Also sounds great on bass tracks, leveling out/controlling the signal/focusing the sound and adding a great tone. Actually I'm really really surprised just HOW great this plugin sounds. It is that kind of plugin that you just can't live without once you've tried it. Seriously!! This is absolutely one of my best buys this year - highly recommended! It's a true five star plugin! ★★★★★

H. Mendez

January 12, 2020

Great sounding limiter

Using the lomiter for almost everything, from drums guitars master you name it, it just works awsome

C. Manchester

January 7, 2020

Beatles Drums. Yes please.

I wanted a compressor to replace my old 32 bit compressor by Abbey Road for that over compressed drum sound. Well step on stage Zener. I produce a lot of retro-sounding music and this is killer for that type of music.

K. Haritatos

December 27, 2019

Great sense !

Excelent sounding !!

M. Łuczak

December 5, 2019

Chandler Limited Zener

Great stuff, Really get a job!

S. Hiestand

October 23, 2019

A Masterpiece

Needed a bus/mastering compressor and I demo'd quite a few. Precision Bus, API 2500, UA 175B/176 (not really designed for stereo bus but I tried it anyway), and this. All nice, but I quickly narrowed it down to this and the 2500, and ultimately the Zener won out. It just has a warmth and character the others don't - similar to the Chandler Curve Bender. They make a great match on your stereo bus. Easy to "overdo" (always tempting to unlink the channels for a spacey gooey stereo image), but even with conservative settings this thing is magical. I can't imagine using anything else for mastering and I'm sure I'll be using it on subgroups as well. Very pleased.

D. Salvador

October 4, 2019

Great on drum bus

I’m using this on my drum bus now. Quite amazing! It really changes the perspective of things, and opens up the sound a bit more for other instruments imo, and still makes things right and punchy. I like it!

T. Cook

September 27, 2019

This thing is a beast!

Cleanest sounding limiter I've heard from UAD. The type of compression it does is unlike anything else. Overall, very musical, and ahead of a modern plug-ins time.

D. Fornes Berenguer

September 19, 2019

Great Tone

Fantastic tone and character at bus in parallel, and colour for stereo bus.

A. Gorman

June 30, 2019

Love it

For Parallel drums and vocals, there's nothing better. Great modelling too..