Renoise, on the Ubuntu 64-bit distribution of Linux. (Note. 32-bit is recommended, if you need compatibility with non-opensource.)
As you know, there has been a shortage of fully professional mastering-limiters on Linux.
However, I can happily announce the availability of one now. And it is opensource and licenced under the GPL.
(So if you want to compile it on SPARC, you can!)
Praised Be We, in correct Ubuntu spirit.
The maximizer in Renoise isn’t quite up to professional tasks, IMO. There is some noise in it, and I would not allow that in my mixes. You can set the buffering lenght also, with my limiter, and also it uses a gaussian filter, so the whole thing is optimal, plus other things. People have various ways of doing things, and I do limiting very generally, so to avoid any colorization, or signature. If you are of the opionion that analog is better than digital, you probably will not quite understand this, and expect certain “effects”. This is not what this limiter is about. It is simply about optimal design, and low noise. The purest sound possible.
And please, names… I got used to long names a long time ago, with the Amiga, so please don’t drag that up. It is already shortened in the mixview, Which the dosname fans will also like.
I noticed that the thread name was modified also. Moderator also shortened the name, however know that that is not the correct and full name. However to shorten it to Pxu plugins, once they are known, is natural and fine. Read the text in the archive for the reason of the name.
I did this limiter to release a fully professional limiter to the GPL world, so that it would never need to be done again. No engineer should have to solve this task again and again, and if you would like to modify it, for experimental, or “analog” (one pole) simulations, you can. “Libre software”, or intellectual freedom, as I would call it, or simply progress of society. It helps no-one that this task is solved time and time again, suboptimally and wasting everyone time, and hindering the progress of society.
Incidentally it has nothing to do with the plugs in renoise, renoise is an great sequencer. Although while we are on the subject of opensource, I would feel better if it was GPL’d.
Good, give me feeback, whether installation and testing went ok, I haven’t had anyone test them yet, officially.Also very soon, coming up, is the v1.0 release, which includes a 4way (band) limiter, so this is going to be extremely good. I am not going to do optimized bandsplitting for v1.0 though, so it will take some cpu, but multibands are usually only used on the mix anyway. The limiter is extremely optimized, (without sacrificing audioquality), so it can be used probably on 20 tracks already though.
On a sidenote, I also compiled a kernel with the make localmodconfig + some tweaks, which was very nice. Highly recommended. So I am going to be able to run as many plugins as possible here… If there should be a performance problem with any of the plugins, if it should be fixed sometime probably, however I am not going to optimize the bandsplitters in the 4-way in v1.0, because I need it now, and haven’t bothered to look into reverse TIIR, yet.