on Nov 23, 2016, 6:37pm:
I've been listening to the EL-C briefly and it is sounds quite nice on a mastering project. From default I brought down the ch linking 20% and brought up the TransTime and TransShape resulting in a smooth and dynamic export.
Again, brief use but promising results. Thanks for your dedication to the continuous development of Elephant.
You are welcome, I'm glad you are finding a good use for EL-C mode. EL-C mode has a different distortion profile to EL-4, it's not "better" in major way, but for some cases it may give a clearer sound. There are cases where it sounds worse (mainly when harmonic-rich bass is together with sibilant sounds), but they are relatively rare.
on Nov 23, 2016, 8:49pm, edited 1 time(s), last modified on Nov 23, 2016, 8:51pm:
I just tried using it on a stereo mixdown master bus with zero gain, just catching the occasional peaks and I compared it with another respected limiter. The resulting track using EL4.5 EL C 8x Classic and settings mentioned in the original post has a clarity and open sound without harshness.