The New Audio Limiter Effect in Apple Final Cut Pro X [video]

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How to Use the New Audio Limiter Effect in Apple Final Cut Pro X

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One Response to The New Audio Limiter Effect in Apple Final Cut Pro X [video]

  1. Bill Rabkin says:

    I’ve applied the Logic Limiter to a narration clip with widely-varying audio levels. I set Release=370.0 ms, Output Level=-3.0, and Lookahead=2.0 ms. I set Mode to Legacy and Soft Knee to ON. Then I played the clip and adjusted the Gain so that if the bar appeared in the Reduction column it bounced between 1.5 and 3, which resulted in Gain setting of +11.0 db. (Most of the time the audio was soft, so this bar did not appear at all.) Now, when I play the clip the audio level meters show that the level is peaking at +5! The Limiter effect does not seem to be doing any limiting at all, or perhaps I misunderstood how to use it. What’s wrong?

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