[Ardour-Users] Seems like an Ardour's plugin initialization is wrong

Jesse Chappell jesse at essej.net
Mon Oct 22 06:23:09 PDT 2007

On 10/22/07, Oleg Ivanenko <oivanenko at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, all!

> I was tried to use Steve Harris's Hard Limiter in Ardour and saw that
> it was not working properly.
> I have Ardour with one track that contain plugin Hard
> Limiter(http://plugin.org.uk/ladspa-swh/docs/ladspa-swh.html#tth_sEc2.53)
> with those settings:
> Limit=-3db
> Wet level=1
> Residue level=0
> I think that Peak Meter must show -3 dB, but it shows -6 dB. Track is
> been more limited then I was set. :(

You are probably using a panner on that track.  The normal panner for
a mono track to the stereo master bus is an "equal power" one, where
when centered each output channel will be 3 dB less than the mono
input.  Either bypass the panner, put the limiter somewhere else, or
just raise the fader 3 db to account for it.


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