What is a loudness maximizer?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Rodney Spaulding, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Can anyone tell me what it IS actually? I kknow what it does but I don't know what it does.

    A delay? Compressor?

    Just curious how it gets it's 'maximizing' power.
    Are there different types of maximizers? I know that Waves and TC both make an expensive hardware unit. Are they basically the same concept.

    Thank you very much.
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC New York
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    Basically, they are brickwall limiters. as you increase the threshold, you increase the limiting thus increasing the level. each has their own sound.
  3. Thank you Michael.
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