I was at an awards evening a few days ago and it occurred to me just how much I have come to rely on the Elephant Limiter.
Like most professional mastering engineers, I own a range of top quality limiters (including the old L2 hardware even). However, in my chain anyway, nothing seems to equal the Elephant in terms of getting the best out of the song. I chose it almost 100% of the time.
And it has served me well … in the last little while alone it has seen songs I have mastered go to #1 iTunes, sell double platinum, #2 hot 100, #1 iTunes metal, make the ARIA charts (our equivalent of the RIAA), #1 country radio, over 15 million streams on Spotify alone, win song of the year, artist of the year and so on. All with the Elephant as limiter.
I just wanted to say how much I genuinely appreciate your work on the Elephant. Thank you so very much for such an outstanding limiter!
All the best
I have been a Voxengo user for many years after looking for a software phase alignment tool to help with mixing recordings of live shows. I use the PHA-979 as my go to phase tool for several years and it has been great for aligning guitar mics to D.I. sources in numerous live recordings I have made. I use a Radial Phazer live so having a bit of software that achieves the same result easily is a boon.
I'm also a big fan of Old Skool Reverb which sits happily amongst my vast arsenal of hardware and software effects.