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 #87587  by playingdead
 Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:31 pm
So, I dialed in a limiter on the AxeFX to try to quash those transients ... it really did help the problem I was having with clipping on the board inputs. I set the threshold on it as high as I could get it, but looking at the gain reduction meter when I was dialing it in, it was still kicking in a little bit sooner than I would like it to.

I'm going to try and attach an envelope modifier to the limiter so it will only see the signal above a certain point, if I can figure out how to make it happen.

Anyway, I only ran it during one song on Saturday night (Mississippi Half Step), and I must confess, I was deliberately playing to try and trigger it in spots, so it's not exactly a stellar performance of the tune. But at the end, after the Rio Grandio coda, I was playing some triplets and really accenting certain notes, and even went and cranked up the guitar and played some Franklin's Tower like chords at the end. I can hear the difference but it's subtle. Work in progress ... this is just a quickie 5-minute mix of the band, too. (But it sounds pretty goooooooood, actually. LOL)

If you want the (large) WAV file:

I put the limiter block between the amp block and the speaker block, where it would be (in theory) if it was being done by the 2300. It wreaked a little havoc with my reverb, because I run that parallel (like it better that way) but it's not noticeable in the mix.
 #87628  by Pete B.
 Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:30 pm
Is there a stand-alone brand/model of Limiter (pedal?) that guitarists typically use?
 #87629  by strumminsix
 Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:39 pm
Pete B. wrote:Is there a stand-alone brand/model of Limiter (pedal?) that guitarists typically use?
I use a Presonus Eureka. Mr. Weir uses an Avalon