Waves Ltd. have released the L3 Peak Limiter plug-in, a multiband auto-summing limiter to follow the famous L1 and L2 limiters.
The L3 Peak Limiter uses a linear-phase crossover with user-definable frequencies to divide the audio into five bands without phase distortion between bands. The signal then enters the patent-pending Peak Limiter Mixer, which employs psychoacoustics to maximize headroom use.
The L3 comes in two versions: the Multimaximizer™ and the Ultramaximizer™ , which uses the same PLMixer™ but offers limited controls.
With its transparent operation, brick-wall limiting, extreme tonal range and dithering and noise shaping control, the L3 can function as a complete mastering processor.
Registered Diamond Bundle users who are currently covered by the Waves Update Plan (WUP) receive the L3 Multimaximizer™ and L3 Ultramaximizer™ at no cost. Registered Platinum Bundle users who are currently covered by the Waves Update Plan (WUP) receive the L3 Ultramaximizer at no cost.
Both versions of the L3 are available together for $1200 for TDM or $600 for Native (MSRP). Full compatibility lists and system requirements, along with detailed descriptions of the L3, are available from www.waves.com.