Bettermaker Mastering Limiter
MPN #MASTERING LIMITER
Stereo mastering limiter with a 100% analog signal path, save and recall presets, manual and intelligent release modes, touchscreen interface and variable color
When you need premium sound quality limiting and convince of fast and precise recall and automation.
The mastering limiter offers, 100% analog signal path, plugin recall and automation within your project, frequency dependent saturation, MS processing, enhanced metering section and a large LED touchscreen minimising clutter on your main studio screen.
Get analog mastering sound quality results, fast and spare your recall time.
The sound of the limiter is of course based on the quality of its hardware design. But all the control and user interactions are performed in the digital domain. This allows us to incorporate options and possibilities not found in any standard analog limiter:
Save and recall presetsInstant reset of all parametersRapid, precise and repeatable adjustmentsPrecisely linked stereo operation with the ease of a single controlDAW automationComprehensive metering operations based on high quality A/D conversion and DSP
Great care and thought went into the development and implementation of the analog section of the Bettermaker Mastering Limiter. High quality capacitors and low noise op-amps are used in the analog path. Relays were used, whenever creating the shortest path for the audio signal was necessary.
The analog section consist of high quality input/output buffers capable of passing thru high level audio signals (up to +23dBu, balanced, THD < 0.1%)
All these modules are controlled by the digital section of the Mastering Limiter, so no mechanical switches or knobs are required to adjust any of the parameters.
The digital section of the Mastering Limiter is based around two high speed, 32- bit micro-controllers, with dedicated firmware programmed into their memory (with the possibility of updating the firmware via USB connection). One of them is responsible for controlling the VCA limiter, when the other watches over the user interface, presets management, audio measurement, USB connectivity and other Mastering Limiter functions.
The use of separate ground planes for analog and digital section results in perfect noise isolation between these two worlds. The linear power supply was used instead the switching one to improve the sonic qualities even further.
Front panel and LCD touchscreen
The front panel of the Mastering Limiter is build around big LCD touchscreen, that allows you to control almost all functions available in the device. Apart from that, you can also monitor input/output levels, amount of gain reduction (and clipping) applied by the limiter, perform advanced measurements (FFT, LUFS, K-metering), use on-screen QWERTY keyboard for naming your presets and more. You can even display fully configurable, analog style VU meters!
The Limiter has 3 functionalities that are essential to make a perfect master. All of them are recallable by the internal memory and a plugin that also handles automation.
Analog Mastering Limiter:
100% analog signal pathIntelligent and manual releaseVariable mix between limiting and clippingPossibility to turn off the clipping section, so you can clip with you favorite AD or other.
Color, for giving that special flavor to your mix:
Two color modules introducing different saturation that can be used simultaneouslyColor 1 with Majority of odd harmonicsColor 2 with Majority of even harmonicsBoth color sections can be internally EQed so for example you can present more odd harmonics in the low end to give the mix more bite and sweeten the highs with the even harmonics at the top end.
Metering, an additional screen in your studio. As it?s a touchscreen it also utilizes control functions of the Mastering Limiter. You can view your favourite set of stats.
Input, output and reductionAnalog style meters (VU, PPM, RMS, Peak with peak hold functionality)LUFS (Short term, Integral, Loudness Range, view in time)K metering30 Band FFT analyzerGoniometerCorrelation meterTwo points of measurement, the output of the Limiter or the pluginand more...
Maximum input level: +21,5 dBu (balanced)
Maximum output level: +23 dBu (THD < 0.1%)
Operating Level: +4dBu
Maximum gain reduction: 20 dB
Makeup gain: automatic
Attack time: 0.1 - 250ms
Release time: 0.01 - 1.3s + IREL (intelligent release)
Input impedance (differential): 48k (for balanced signal)
Output Impedance: 50 + 50 (electronically balanced)
Frequency response 5Hz to 30kHz; +/- 0.1dB
Dynamic range: 107 dB @ +21 dBu, 20 kHz BW
THD+N: <0.03%, +4 dBu, unity gain, 20 kHz BW
CMRR: max 80 dB @ 3 kHz, min 55 dB @ 50Hz, 20 kHz BW
Crosstalk: min -90 dB @ 1KHz, max -57 dB @ 30Hz, +18 dBu, 20 kHz BW
Maximum power consumption: 30W (uses 630mA slow blow fuse)
Shipping weight: 5.5 kg
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