A.O.M. Invisible Limiter is a transparent look-ahead brickwall limiter with automatic attack/release-time optimization. The Invisible Limiter's limiting algorithm minimizes the difference between the original and the limited signals. This behavior is appropriate to avoid coloration your material through final limiting stage in mastering. Under ordinal amount of reduction, it is hard to distinguish before and after limitation.
Transparent brickwall limiting
Final limiting in audio mastering is the place of compromise. You should find the best level of your track, but that is not an easy stuff because making tracks louder often breaks its sound.
Using Invisible Limiter, you can make your tracks louder with minimum sound degradation. The limiter works to minimize the difference between original and limited sound.
Unity Gain Monitoring
It's very hard to avoid the affection caused by sound level. Louder sound often brings better sound impression for listeners, but the same effect leads engineers to a wrong sound judgement.
The idea of Unity Gain Monitoring is very simple – putting negative gain on output stage. The amount of negative gain is same as makeup gain. Thus, using Unity Gain Monitoring, the makeup gain is cancelled and engineers can concentrate the sound difference through limiting.
Non-oversampling peak limiters have a problem on detecting peaks. The figure below shows peak detection of limiters. Non-oversampling(1x) samples and oversampling(8x) samples result a same analog waveform. Non-oversampling(1x) limiters can't detect the true peak in resulting analog waveform. In contrast, oversampling(8x) limiters can detect and process the true peaks.
"Invisible Limiter is one of the best limiters I've heard - super easy to use. I heard a bunch of other producers raving about it on tour, so I checked it out for myself"
Simple yet powerful. Invisible limiter is a real superior mastering processor.
There are many cases where the Invisible limiter works best in music production. Many multi-band compressors out on market tends to loose the shape of sound, or alters the relation between each bands. But this powerful plugin can add enough energy to the sound source, without loosing the musicality and shape of the track.
There could be a day when you have to deal with some unbalanced 2mix files, with tons of unwanted peaks. Even for that type of situation, this plugin works like a charm. Invisible limiter gives trully natural reduction, while it keeps the shape of sound source.
It works great for natural and organic mix, but this versatile plugin also works well for genres that requires really high pressured and punchy mastering, such as EDM.
Surprisingly, you can control it all with just a tweak on a single knob. If the 2mix is well balanced, all you need to do is to adjust the input gain. It's that simple.
If you are a musician who is looking for a very first limiter, or an expert seeking for a natural sounding limiter, this is the best suit solution for you.
— Aurtas (composer / mastering engineer)
Invisible Limiter – A masterpiece of audio plugin from Japan.
I'm the type of composer who started composition from computer based music. So I work on all sort of musical aspects–such as programming, orchestral arrangement, audio engineering etc– in same manner. Therefore, I have strong urge to produce a well balanced, listener friendlily mastered audio files. As a result, limiter for master bus became a really critical matter for me. Spent a ton of money, experienced a ton of disappointment. Compromising for unwanted results.
If you are a person who's currently thinking "what should I insert for my master bus next?", you're luckier than anyone else! Invisible Limiter is the best plugin I can imagine for "raise the audible volume as best as possible, but keep the detail as best as possible, " type of job.
You don't have to deal with humongous number of knobs and parameters. All you need to do is to crank up the level knob. It gets as loud as you need, while the detail of your mix is conserved.
If you're in doubt, try a demo. I guarantee that you'll be shocked by it's quality, that blows all the other limiters away!
— Yasuhiro Nakashima (Music Composer)
- Windows 7 SP1
- Windows 8
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 10
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
- OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
- OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- OS X 10.10 Yosemite
- OS X 10.11 El Capitan
- macOS 10.12 Sierra
SSE3 support is required.
VST2, VST3, AudioUnit, AAX-Native
- Supports 44.1k - 192kHz Sample Rate
- 64-bit Floating-point Internal Precision
- Latency Compensation (needs DAW's support)
- Factory Preset
- A/B Comparison
- Reset to Default