Here’s a cool new limiter to try out if you have some audio in need of a good smashing! SoundSpot just released Velo, a modern brickwall limiter made for loudness maximization without the loss of transient information.
The plug-in has a great-looking, intuitive user interface that’s also designed to work seamlessly on touchscreen surfaces like Steven Slate’s Raven desks. It also offers real-time waveform zoom, RMS, and gain reduction displays for metering.
Velo has an adaptive release control, too, which makes the plug-in react accordingly to input signal. There’s also a transient control, and a preset manager to save and share settings.
In addition to limiting, Velo offers four styles of coloration – Lucid, Warm, Punch, and Bright. The transient detection algorithms support Hard and Soft settings, letting you boost transient information in your track before applying limiting. The feature works best on material with pronounced transients, which means snappy instruments like drums, percussion, and syncopated riffs.
Finally, Velo supports stereo linking. It can limit the left and right audio channels equally or separately in order to fully preserve the stereo image of your track.
Overall, Velo seems like a fantastic limiter that’s also available at a very affordable price for a limited time.
Price and availability
Coming in AAX, AU, and VST formats for 32/64-bit Windows and Mac systems, Velo costs just 13 GBP / 17 USD / 14 EUR at the time of release. The 90% off introductory discount will be available for a limited time only, so act on time – otherwise you’ll have to pay ten times the price. A free trial version is also available to try out before buying.