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Yet another Elephant update is here.  It fixes the gain reduction counter bug and features a new "Clip" limiting mode.  This new mode works as a *clean* hard saturation limiter.  I.e. it sounds cleaner than the ordinary clipping you can get overdriving the signal in a sound editor.  The "Clip" mode is not a suggested type of limiting since it can create much distortion and many harmonics.  At the same time, this mode allows to preserve the frequency balance for the most part, and also tends not to smooth out the attacks.  This mode can be especially useful for heavy music.

By the way, this "Clip" mode is very close to the current music industry sound standards.  Nowadays recordings have to be loud like crazy.  Today even the appearance of accompanying distortion is not considered.  So, if you want to go with the mainstream, you should try Elephant's new "Clip" mode.  Meanwhile, you can also check all other Elephant's features you may find interesting:

  • Transparent limiting action
  • Gain reduction VU meters
  • 4 limiting modes
  • 7 speeds for various styles of music
  • Built-in bit depth converter
  • Automatic attack and release
  • DC removal filter
  • "A-to-B" comparisons
  • Factory presets
  • Mono-to-Stereo, Stereo-to-Stereo processing modes
  • Sample rates up to 96 kHz
  • 64-bit internal precision

Elephant is waiting for you at the Voxengo website:

Aleksey Vaneev wrote:

Nowadays recordings have to be loud like crazy.
Today even the appearance of accompanying distortion is not considered.

SO sad, but SO true !! :(

Good to have this new mode, though !

I will surely need it more often, than I like !

I assume, this mode provides real brickwall limiting ???


I'm very interested, what the RME DigiCheck OVS-Levelmeter will show, when using this mode.

It is able to show levels above 0db !

These levels are achieved by clipped signals ( which are more or less recreated by good D/A converters ).

While several productions reach +3db on this meter,

songs mastered with Elephant, won't go any higher than +0,5 db, ..... till now.

bye, Jan

With this 'clipped' mode this meter can go higher than +0.5 dB I suppose, but I think not as much as +3 dB.
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