We’ve recently already reported on two other new plugins that were released by UAD recently in their software update v8.6, and this is the third. Follow these links to read about the Chandler Limited Curve Bender and the Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe plugins.
Sonnox and UAD have again joined forces to deliver what might well soon be another industry standard limiter plugin. This is an updated version to the original Sonnox Limiter, which is labeled as v2 and currently only available for the UAD-2 platform. However, unofficial information suggests there will be a native version coming soon, and we’ve seen Sonnox do this before.
The original Sonnox Limiter is regarded as one of the most favoured mastering limiters available in plugin form. This new version is said to build on that success by adding Sonnox’s latest generation inter-sample peak (ISP) detection, an improved auto-comp feature that is now ITU-R compliant and a new threshold on the the input stage. The new true peak auto-comp algorithm fixes reconstruction errors, and uses the latest ITU-R BS 1770-4 measurement standard.
This is a highly professional plugin which we already know sounds excellent, and hopefully this latest version is even more impressive. Although this is essentially ‘just a limiter’, there are a number of features that allow you to adapt the limiter’s processing, and even add extra depth to your masters. I’ve had mixed results with some mastering limiters in regards to ‘true-peak’ limiting, which can either soften transients or not really catch all the peaks, so I’m keen to hear this latest version. Expectations are certainly high and I suspect this is a very safe bet.
Priced at 189 GBP, this is in the range you’d expect of a Sonnox and UAD plugin, but you’re likely to get professional results you can rely on.
More Information is available on UA’s product page
Here’s a YouTube video from Universal Audio’s channel with an outline of this new plugin: