Turn the entire mix down so it doesn't clip anymore.
I do that at the end, this is just one particular track. :lol: Basically, I have a peaking track (That could be any track, in this case is happens to be my snare), and I just want to cut it at -3db.Turn the entire mix down so it doesn't clip anymore.
I know what you meant. The thing is, I don't want to turn down 10 other tracks. I just want to know how to clip this one at 3db. GTFO of my thread, it's not titled "how do I use a volume slider". :lol:What I meant was turn down that track until it doesn't clip anymore and the other tracks relatively, I never use limiters on single tracks, always considered it a mastering tool.
Good point. If you look at my track setup, I have a separate bus for transients that's not limited. I do have Event Horizon, so I'll give that a shot. I'm basically looking for a way to trim just the high part of the snare hit, because I like where it's sitting in the mix right now.The biggest problem with most peak limiters is that instead of cleanly taming your transients (which something like GClip does), they punch a hole in your mix and push everything down - not just the transient but all the crucial mix elements under it as well. Stillwell's Event Horizon limiter plugin is the cleanest one i've used so far but it's still not perfect. Better than a lot of the more popular plugins out there though IMO.
I've tried this, and have found it to be a bad idea. It will take the punch from the snare, making it sound soft and unnatural. Instead, I'd suggest using a compressor with a very fast attack and a medium-slow release (about 300ms) to shave a couple of dB off your drum bus or your snare bus. The slow release will make it retain the punch.I'm basically looking for a way to trim just the high part of the snare hit, because I like where it's sitting in the mix right now.
Or, you could just miss my point. Oh, you did. :lol:or you could just admit you made a mistake when mixing and lower everything slightly. shit happens, learn from it. these bandaid solutions you're trying to make happen aren't fixing the initial problem of the snare track being buried by everything else. live and learn dude.
i assume you have the waves stuff. the limiter i use the most is the L3 ultramax.Or, you could just miss my point. Oh, you did. :lol:
In this particular instance, yes, the solution is to just lower mixes. But again, what I really want to know is the right way to use a limiting filter. So pretend there is no reference to snares in this thread, and let's just say I have a track that I want to chop the top 2DB off of. Pretend that's my question. Stupid bearded Canadian ass. :squint:
The TM does, in fact, kick ass for such things. You could also watch for where the clips happen, and automate the snare for just those hits. I've done this before with good results.Chris, if you have the Stillwell plugins (they're free trial) try using the Transient Monster to fix that snare issue? Like slightly lowering the attack knob? It would keep the rest of your mix intact as well...