Limited-MAX 1.1.0

-updated August, 2017-

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"Limited-MAX is a flexible master bus limiter that delivers results on a par with the more pricey competition. Impressive!" - 4.5 out of 5 star review from musicradar.

 -For a track/buss limiter, check out Limited-T

Limited-MAX GUIExperience New Limits

Limited-MAX is a full-featured mastering limiter, designed for transparent mastering applications.  It features a high degree of customization and flexibility, and includes innovative features designed to produce natural-sounding limiting on numerous audio sources.  Limited-MAX starts with a clean and transparent compressor/limiter engine, but it doesn't stop there.

Easy Access to Dynamic Controldynamic algorithms

Limited-MAX utilizes separate limiting algorithms to dynamically select the best process for the incoming signal level.  Borrowing some technology from ClipShifter, Limited-MAX included a custom-designed ClipShifter engine for managing fast transient sections.  To handle more sustained loudness, Limited-MAX employees a fast peak limiter and waveshaper.  To control it all Limited-MAX uses an X/Y input control to allow the user to select and configure how Limited-MAX dynamically switches between each of the algorithms.  Additionally, Limited-MAX adds Dynamic EQ controls for taming (or regaining) lost lows or highs.

2015-01-17 16_09_02-Limited-MAX (x86 bridged)Added Conveniences

In addition to the standard limiter controls like attack and release, look-ahead, and output margin control, Limited-MAX adds several controls that make it a versatile limiter.  Limited-MAX includes a selectable DC filter, complete dithering controls with noise shaping, fully configurable stereo linking, and mid/side processing with channel emphasis.  Limited-MAX also adds an auto-learn control for appropriately adjusting the input level, and an auto-gain control for comparing the limited signal to the original signal while accounting for the gain changes.

Additional Features

  • New oversampling modes, including linear phase, mimimum phase, and"zero phase."  Now with rates up to 16x (2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x)
  • Additional pre-processing algorithms for increased output levels while maintaining transparency
  • Selectable output metering, using the traditional LVC-Audio meter, or K-Metering (K-20, K-14, K12)
  • Selectable secondary metering, showing either gain reduction, input level, inter-sample peaks (ISP), or estimated distortion level
  • Exporting/Importing/Sharing presets across various plugin formats (i.e., AU, VST, RTAS, AAX, VST3) through text files and copy/paste
  • Standard LVC-Audio A->B comparisons on each knob control
  • New Undo/Redo history, A/B comparison (version 1.0.1)
  • ISP Squash control for controlling inter-sample peaks with heavy limiting


System Requirements and Specifications

  • Windows: VST, VST3, and AAX plugin formats. Limited-MAX requires Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 machines with a processor that supports SSE2 (AMD or Intel processor from around 2004 or later).  An iLok device is required to use the AAX format.
  • OS X: AU, VST, VST3, and AAX plugin formats. Limited-MAX requires OS X 10.8 or later, and an Intel Core2Duo processor (or better).  An iLok device is required to use the AAX format.

Download Limited-MAX and User Manual

The demo version of Limited-MAX can be downloaded below.  The demo version bypasses the audio for approximately 3 seconds every minute or two. For any questions or problems with Limited-MAX, please use the Contact page or view the support forum hosted by KVR

Current Version (for Windows and OS X 10.8 or later)

Limited-MAX: OSX (1.1.0) AU, VST, VST3, and AAX

Limited-MAX: Windows (1.1.0) VST, VST3, and AAX

Older Version (for RTAS support, and for use on OS X 10.5 or later)

Limited-MAX: OSX (1.0.2) AU, VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX

Limited-MAX: Windows (1.0.2) VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX

Purchase Limited-MAX

Limited-MAX is available to purchase for $64.95  USD.  To purchase Limited-MAX, visit the Purchase Page or add to your cart now.


Version 1.1.0

  • Improved oversampling and new modes, including Linear Phase, Minimum Phase, and Zero-Phase oversampling
  • Added 16x oversampling for all modes
  • Improved waveform and gain reduction display
  • General fixes and updates

Version 1.0.2

  • New Zero-Phase oversampling mode
  • Improved lookahead and latency compensation
  • Fixed timing of Peak Reduction Meter
  • New alternate settings for individual knobs (right-click or ctrl-shift click on knob to view), such as post-production setting on Margin control
  • Improved handling of saving and recalling settings, including recalling knob multi-configuration settings
  • Improved accuracy of VU text values greater than -1 dB, as well as VU text for Reduce meter
  • More informative About Box (click on the LVC-Audio logo)
  • Improved handling of plugin latency with Steinberg software (VST3 format is still not recommended with Wavelab)
  • Windows installer now checks for presence of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013 (see install.txt for further information)
  • Revise auto-trim process to target current Margin setting (prevent significant clipping when input level is low)
  • General enhancements and improvements

Version 1.0.1

  • New ISP Squasher for better reducing Inter-Sample Peaks
  • New A/B comparison and copy feature
  • New Undo/Redo history
  • Added new default presets
  • New RMS display on waveform history
  • Fixed GUI inconsistencies when loading presets
  • Fixed issue with Auto Learn and Auto Gain (when playing silence or when Bypass is enabled)
  • General enhancements and fixes

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial Release