Thrillseeker VBL is a free VST emulation of a “vintage broadcast limiter” following the classic Variable-Mu design principles from the early 1950′s. They were used to prevent audio overshoots by managing sudden signals changes. From today’s perspective, and compared to brickwall limiters, they are rather slow and should be seen as more of a gain structure leveler, but they still are shining when it comes to perform gain riding in a very musical fashion – they have warmth and mojo written all over.
ClipShifter is a free wave-shaping audio plugin that functions like a clipping-style limiter. It provides enough user controls to be useful in all mixing stages: from distorting basses and drums, to maximizing mix buses and warming-up overall mixes. The sonic characteristics of the clipping distortion can be altered from hard, brickwall-style clipping, to softer saturation with compression.
ClipStar is a soft clipper vst effect plugin, designed to prevent peaks in a subtler way than hard clipping, increase loudness and add pleasing saturation.
EC Limiter II is a two band special soft limiter VST plugin. This is the second edition of the EC Limiter a free limiter VST plugin with capability of special two-band processing. It can reduce amplitude of one band to the value obtained really from amplitude of another band, or bring one’s levels to another’s.
Inspired by popular analogue limiters of the past, this Leveling Amplifier is ideal for mastering or controlling the dynamic range of a track, it’s response to peaks is very fast with a slow release for minimum distortion even when driven hard.
W1Limiter – The BetabugsAudio edition of George Yohng’s W1 takes the same spectacular limiting engine and gives it a new interface.