News - LVC-Audio

ClipShifter and Limited-Z updates

ClipShifter and Limited-Z have been updated.  The updates fix some sporadic AU validation issues with the free versions of each plugin, as well as fix a few other issues.  The complete changelog can be viewed on the plugin pages.


Remember, the LVC-Audio 40%-off sale is still in effect until the end of December.  This includes all plugins and bundles.  You can see a list of all of the reduced prices here.


If you have any ideas or suggestions for 2016, feel free to use the Contact page, or leave a comment on the LVC-Audio facebook page.  Ideas, complaints, tirades, and tangents are always appreciated.


Happy Holidays and thanks for all your support. 

New compressors and 40% off

It is the time of the year for big sales.  So, in keeping with tradition LVC-Audio is having a 40%-off sale until December 31st.  All plugins and bundles are priced at a 40% discount.  The view the current prices, check out the Purchase page.


To add to the excitement (well, my excitement at least), two new compressor plugins have been released.  The plugins are Pressed-T and Pressed-MAX

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Pressed-T is a character track compressor.  It includes plenty of vintage goodness and drips with saturation.  Of course, you can make it run clean, too.  Pressed-T includes hardware modeling, as well as a compressor-dependent saturation (CDS) circuit.


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Pressed-MAX is a mastering compressor that includes a unique dynamic equalizer and flexible side-chain controls.  The dynamic EQ in Pressed-MAX allows for a lot of creativity for mid/side operations, de-essing, and regaining some definition to dull-sounding mixes.  It also utilizes the same “zero phase” oversampling that is found in Limited-MAX.

Yeah, this is kind of a big deal

Three big announcements: everything is updated, a new free plugin, and a sale on everything


It has taken a large amount of work, but all LVC-Audio plugins have been updated.  This update ensures that all plugins (even the free ones) have:

  • Support for RTAS and AAX on Windows and OS X
  • Have the undo/redo feature
  • Have the A/B comparison feature
  • Have the same newer-and-sleeker knob style

Of course, there are more specific updates for some of the plugins.  This includes the new “zero phase” oversampling feature of Limited-MAX, the Out Level setting for Limited-T, and the new alternate settings for knobs that can be found on most of the plugin.

The download links have been updated, so head to the plugin pages and download the latest plugin versions (registered users-your existing license file will unlock the demo/free plugin files)


New Plugin

Limited-Z is the latest plugin from LVC-Audio.  It features most of the internal features of Limited-MAX, packaged conveniently into several unique-sounding Limiter Modes.  Limited-Z is an easy-to-use mastering limiter with enough flexibility to work with many different audio genres.  Of course if you want some more flexibility, a paid version exists.  The paid version adds more metering options, oversampling, and fine tuning of Limited-Z’s special dynamic algorithm.  Check out all of the features on the Limited-Z page.


From now until October 15th, all plugins and bundles are on sale.  The discounts range between 25% and 35% off the regular prices, with most of the larger discounts being applied to the bundles and more expensive plugins.  This sale also features a significant discount for the new Limited-Z plugin.  Check out the Purchase Page for the complete price list.


ClipShifter 2.3.1 update


ClipShifter 2.3.1 has been released. The updated version includes the following:

  • Improved latency handling with VST3 formats in Steinberg software
  • New alternate settings for individual knobs (right-click or ctrl-shift click on knob to view)
  • Improved GUI with paid version when using A/B and Undo/Redo
  • Revised meters, including text readout for clip amount
  • Changed knobs to newer style
  • Improved clip indicator meter

The download links have been updated. For registered users and free users, just head to the ClipShifter page and download and install the latest version.

LVC-Audio now has Bundles

After many requests, LVC-Audio is offering three different bundles. This includes the Mixing, Mastering, and Everything bundles. All information and pricing can be found on the Purchase page.

The Mixing bundle includes all of the plugins that are well-matched for individual tracks. This includes HotPhuzz, Limited-T, PreAMPed, and Transector. The Mastering bundle includes Limited-MAX, TonedPLUS, and ClipShifter. Of course, the Everything bundle includes all of the plugins. The Mixing and Mastering bundle are priced at a 20% discount. The Everything bundle is priced at a 25% discount.

If you have previously purchased a plugins or two from LVC-Audio and would like to “upgrade” to a bundle, use the Contact page. You will be provided with a special discount code to purchase the remainder of the plugins to complete your bundle.

And if you haven’t tried Limited-MAX yet, please do.  It just received a 4.5 out of 5 star review at musicradar.  They said, “Limited-MAX is a flexible master bus limiter that delivers results on a par with the more pricey competition. Impressive!”

ClipShifter 2.3.0 released

ClipShifter 2.3.0 has been released. The included features bring ClipShifter in line with some of the most recent updates to HotPhuzz, PhreePhuzz, Limited-MAX, and Limited-T. The updated version includes the following:

  • New A/B comparison and Copy feature
  • New Undo/Redo History
  • New cross-platform preset feature
  • New support for RTAS and AAX on Windows
  • Improvement for latency handling with VST3 formats
  • More accurate clip meter, and general VU/meter improvements
  • General enhancements and improvements

The download links have been updated. For registered users and free users, just head to the ClipShifter page and download and install the latest version.

Also, remember that the Limiter Bundle is still running at Pro-Tools-Expert. Basically, you get Limited-T for free when you pay for Limited-MAX.

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Return of the Limiter Bundle

LVC-Audio is partnering with Pro-Tools-Expert to offer a great deal on Limited-MAX and Limited-T. For just £46 (about $68 on the other side of the pond), you can get both plugins. That is pretty close to getting both plugins for the same price as buying one license of Limited-MAX.

For more information and to view a great demo video of Limited-MAX and Limited-T in action, visit the deals page.

Four new updates

Limited-MAX, Limited-T, HotPhuzz, & PhreePhuzz Updated!

Where to start – there are so many cool little features packed in these updates.  Let’s start with the updates that are included in all 4 plugin releases.

  • Undo/Redo History:  Now every plugin has an undo and redo button.  They are located at the bottom of the interface and look like an arrow pointing to the left (undo) or right (redo)
  • A/B Comparison:  It is a lot easier to make comparisons between different settings with the A/B comparison controls.  Clicking the A/B button toggles between the two different settings.  If you want, there is even a “copy to” button.  This lets you copy from A to B, or vice versa.
  • Minor enhancements – yes, they all get this, too

Now, for the additional features:


  • ISP Squash button:  For the price of a little more latency, you can enable ISP Squash for an extra layer of protection from inter-sample peaks after processing.  Yes, it is still possible to get a few ISPs, but only when the output is near “needle-pegging” peaks and the margin control is set very high (e.g., > 0.1 dB)
  • RMS Display of waveform view
  • Some general GUI fixes when loading presets
  • Auto Learn and Auto Gain improvements


  • Some general GUI fixes when loading presets
  • Auto Learn and Auto Gain improvements


  • New Saturation Mode-Xenon (Xe):  Xenon is weird.  It starts off sounding very smooth, but quickly becomes prickly and fizzy as the saturation is increased.
  • New Smart Random button:  The random button doesn’t randomize everything, just the controls associated with the saturation sound.  Push it and discover new saturation sounds.
  • Windows RTAS and AAX support


  • Still free, but now has support for RTAS and AAX on Windows and OS X
  • Two more saturation sounds (E and F)
  • Now includes a fixed-level output clipper.  This is after the output gain, so now it is possible to increase the output gain for clipped sounds, as well as the saturation sounds.

For any questions or comments, please leave a message on the Contact page.

Limiter SPECIAL ends soon

Limiter SPECIAL ends soon

Currently, Limited-MAX and Limited-T are on sale for a combined price of $70 USD.  This special price will end on February 28.

Limited-MAX Quick Start Video

I just made a quick video to illustrate how to get started with Limited-MAX.  The video shows how the auto-learn control is used to get the proper input signal.

Limited-MAX : Quick Start
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