Limited-Z 1.1.0

-updated August, 2015-

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 -For more features, check out Limited-MAX

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Limited-Z is a specialized and easy-to-use limiter, based on the foundation of being a capable look-ahead brickwall limiter suitable for final mixing or mastering. Limited-Z dynamically combines several unique limiting algorithms to provide transparent limiting on all audio sources. Limited-Z is capable of substantial levels of compression/limiting without inadvertently creating excessive amounts of audible distortion...AND, IT'S FREE!

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Limited-Z is based on LVC-Audio’s full-featured mastering limiter, Limited-MAX. It includes many of the underlying limiting processing engines, while simplifying the user interface. This includes a special customized variable clipping algorithm based on LVC-Audio’s ClipShifter. The result is a mastering limiter that is both configurable and useful, without a significant learning curve. Internally, Limited-Z includes attack and release controls, look-ahead, stereo linking, program-dependent release timing, dynamic EQ, and DC filtering; however, these internal settings are packaged into several unique limiter modes.

I Want More...

Although Limited-Z is a designed to be easy to use, it includes many standard and useful LVC-Audio features. This includes an output meter including VU-style, PPM-style, and loudness metering; waveform history display with RMS; adjustable scale for all metering; AutoGain control (for auditioning the sound of the limiter without volume changes); undo/redo history; and A/B comparison controls.

The paid version of Limited-Z adds the following features:

  • Selectable secondary metering that includes Input Level, estimated Distortion Level, and ISP meter
  • K-Metering of input and output levels
  • Linear-phase and Minimum-phase oversampling (2x, 4x, or 8x)
  • Continually adjustable output margin control between 0 dB and -1.5 dB, and 0 dB and -10 dB for post-production
  • Adjustable X/Y controls for the Dynamic Algorithm settings for easily fine-tuning the limiter’s overall sound and aggressiveness


I Want More Than That...

Limited-MAX has everything included in Limited-Z, plus the following:

  • Complete control over many more parameters, such as attack time, release time, lookahead, and Limiter Style (program-dependent release timing, compression knee size, ratio, etc.)
  • Complete control over the Dynamic Algorithm including dynamic EQ and dynamic pre-compression
  • Mid-Side processing
  • Comprehensive dithering, that includes dither type selector and dither shape
  • Selectable DC filtering
  • Innovative ISP squash that further attempts to reduce the presence of inter-sample peaks
  • "Zero-Phase" oversampling options, and 16x oversampling rates

System Requirements and Specifications

  • Windows: VST, VST3, and AAX plugin formats. Limited-Z 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-Z 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-Z and User Manual

The free and paid versions of Limited-Z can be downloaded below.  The registration file unlocks the additional features in the free version.  For any questions or problems with Limited-Z, 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-Z: OSX (1.0.1) AU, VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX

Limited-Z: Windows (1.0.1) VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX

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

Limited-Z: OSX (1.0.1) AU, VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX

Limited-Z: Windows (1.0.1) VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX


Purchase Limited-Z

Limited-Z is available to purchase for $34.95  USD.  To purchase Limited-Z, visit the Purchase Page or add to your cart now.



Version 1.1.0

  • Improved linear oversampling accuracy
  • Added minimum phase oversampling
  • Added new "Vintage Bus" mode
  • Improved waveform and gain reduction display
  • General fixes and updates

Version 1.0.1c

  • Fixed issue with occasional AU validation failure with free version
  • Fixed issue with recalling X/Y settings with paid version
  • Changed font on OS X so that text is easier to see
  • Improved issue with starting/stopping playback and audio glitches

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial Release