The loudest, most transparent mastering limiter available
T-RackS Stealth Limiter is an ultra-transparent mastering peak limiter. It’s a versatile sonic ninja of a mixing and mastering tool that features an advanced inter-sample peak limiting algorithm that lets you turn up the loudness of your mixes while still maintaining a clean a sound that’s full of dynamic range and sonic breathing room. T-RackS Stealth Limiter is your new go-to mastering peak limiter when you want impressive loudness without the damaging side effects of traditional processors.
Advanced stealth modes
T-RackS Stealth Limiter gives you a suite of advanced controls that are custom tailored for fine-tuning. It sports 4 modes that can each be used for a different mastering purpose:
This is T-RackS Stealth Limiter’s default mode, and it’s most neutral. It respects the source material’s natural sonic dynamics the most. Even when set to the highest limiting setting, the music will never sound “compressed” or “constrained.” With this setting, you can increase loudness while maintaining a neutral effect on sonic timbre and dynamics.
Like its name suggests, this is a more balanced process that can be used when a small amount of dynamic compression is acceptable (or desirable). The difference between this mode and TIGHT is so subtle that the two are only distinguishable at high loudness levels and with extreme limiting.
Though designed to be ultra-transparent, T-RackS Stealth Limiter can also be used in this mode to add a dash of harmonic coloration and sonic enrichment to the processed audio. When engaged it conveys a sense of dimension and pleasant coloration to your mix that will make it sound and feel more analog.
Similar to HARMONICS 1, this mode is also used for adding a bit of sonic character. The difference though is that HARMONICS 2 lets you add some grit and punch when you feel that your music is weak or needs a more thorough boost of analog character.
In addition to these modes, you also get an on-board unity gain monitoring function that lets you listen to your mix’s processed audio without the accompanying increase in volume. This makes it easy to instantly compare processed and unprocessed audio so that you can ensure you avoid the “louder is better” pitfall.
T-RackS Stealth Limiter also comes with an infrasonic filter (a 22Hz, 4th order high pass filter) that can be engaged to cut out unwanted sub-bass frequencies from your mix that could put excessive workload on the limiter.
Combine these advanced features with T-RackS Stealth Limiter’s ability to transparently provide mix loudness, and you have a secret weapon of a mastering tool that you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again..
- Ultra-transparent mastering peak limiter
- Advanced inter-sample peak limiting algorithm
- 4 operating modes that offer different tonal shades that vary from super clean to warmly analog
- Easy-to-use interface
- Unity gain monitoring function
- Infrasonic filter
- Works within the T-RackS CS Standalone application
- High-quality oversampling
- High-precision and high-transparency digital processors
- Accurately analog-modeled vintage classic devices
- Full-latency compensation support
- Supports sampling rates up to 192 kHz
- DSM™ and SCC™ proprietary IK technologies for extremely accurate digital models of analog hardware devices
- Native compatibility with 64-bit applications and operating systems
T-RackS 5 is a 64-bit application and requires a 64 bit CPU and Operating System.
Minimal: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), macOS 10.9 or later.
Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
Minimal: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Windows® 7, Windows® 8 or Windows® 10. Requires an ASIO compatible sound card.
Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
NOTE: EQual processor requires an OpenGL 2 compatible graphics adapter.
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