L1 and Masterlink Release time?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by DanDan, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. DanDan

    DanDan Active Member

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    I have noticed that the default release time on both the Waves L1 and the Masterlink Limiter is 10 mS. That seems very short to me. I have experimented by using extreme boost (-12 to -20 thresholds) and adjusting the release for minimum artifactts. I ended up with release in the 0.8 to 1.5 S region. I used these figures, with seemingly good success, to master with thresholds at -4 to -6. I would be very interested to hear of other takes on this.
    DanDan
     
  2. joe lambert

    joe lambert Distinguished Member

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    Good question. I use an L2 sometimes and I start with the quickest release I can. It depends how hard you hit it and if you want to effect the sound or just get more level. I want to effect the sound as little as possible when I use it.

    I also think if you hit it hard is suonds better a little slower. I like the sound of the L2 better than the L1 software.
     
  3. nOiz

    nOiz Guest

    do you guys use arc on the l2?
     
  4. joe lambert

    joe lambert Distinguished Member

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    I generally start with it in and adjust if necessarry. The Auto works well when you not slamming the hell out of the box.
     

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