Posted by Greg Cameron on August 03, 2004 at 05:07:05:
In Reply to: Re: Aphex 204 Aural Excite and Optical Big Bottom vs. dbx 120A posted by Al Bruder on August 02, 2004 at 23:21:25:
All band passes on my setup have separate limiters. My sub limter is an Aphex Dominator II. Since my tops are self tri-amped, the limiters and processing are built in. If your rig is set up properly with limiters on each band pass, you shouldn't need limiting on the main mix. On a more budget setup where that is not an option, then having a limiter right before the crossover, or a crossover with it's own limter(s) may be the only option. In the case of a single limiter before a crossover, it would be best to have a multi band limiter, so you don't crush one band pass before it runs out of headroom, if another one is triggering the limiter. Though I don't make use of this feature on the Dominator, it has the ability to set different sensitivity for limiting in three different frequency ranges. You can set the "crossover" points and limit levels for each band. This way if your lows are peaking your sub amps, you can set the limiter so only the low frequencies are being limited, but the mids and highs get though without being affected (unless they've also reached their peak too).
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