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Enable master limiter?

Discussion in 'TRAKTOR PRO / TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO' started by princesultan, May 4, 2010.

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  1. princesultan

    princesultan Forum Member

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    When should I be enabling this?
     
  2. DJ Phatso

    DJ Phatso NI Product Owner

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    This is to prevent your main output signal from clipping.

    It is ON by default, and I would suggest leaving it that way all the time.
     
  3. djmgj

    djmgj NI Product Owner

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    or you can always watch your levels, disabling it saves your around 5% of cpu load.
     
  4. switchbladex

    switchbladex Forum Member

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    This is what your VU meters are For, the lighter Load on your CPU if you are running Windows will mean Less Jittering within the software.
     
  5. djmetaphor

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    This is an amazing tip! I had never even seen the master limiter button before!

    I have my output levels from TSP through the audio 4 set to peak at about 0 DB on my mixer, are these good levels?
     
  6. DJ Freshfluke

    DJ Freshfluke Traktor Mod Moderator

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    i dont use the limiter - the sound gets flattened soooo much, it really sounds bad and muddy. better equalize by yourself reasonably.
     
  7. mrgasket

    mrgasket NI Product Owner

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    I like the master limiter on to keep the signal sent out from being too hot if I slip up. But if you let it go red more than just slightly, it'll send out a chopped off signal like native_girl says. The master limiter doesn't relieve you from managing your levels. You've still got to control them, especially during transitions, to keep from going hot. What the master limiter does do is show you when you're hot and keep the output signal under control. From various posts I've read, it seems like most people using it wind up with the master output set to something a little less than 0db for best results.
     
  8. switchbladex

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    I have Seen a Fair Amount Set the Limiters Way down and use EQ to Punch the Crap out of the Bass. Mostly Jungle DJ's though. And Maybe Pete Hook LOL
     
  9. djmetaphor

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    I dj'ed for a few hours today with out it, It seems like autogain less less effective with it turned off. But ill keep it turned off and start using the gain controls on my mixer :)
     
  10. djmgj

    djmgj NI Product Owner

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    START using the gain controls on your mixer? am i the only person here who started out playing vinyl? the kind with songs on them, not a high pitch squeal ;)
     
  11. trat

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    Why would you use a limiter when playing out tracks? You have gain controls for that on your mixer. It will not make all tracks sound evenly loud so you would still need to use the gain controls...
     
  12. kourampies

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    +1
     
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