cpu friendly peak limiter ?

Jul 25, 2012 at 10:00am

cpu friendly peak limiter ?


I’m looking for a peak limiter, for protecting 14 output channels from clipping.
I’ve tried the komp-multichannel patch from the examples – but couldn’t get it to work as a brickwall limiter.
omx.peaklim~ is too cpu-expensive, because I would need 8 instances…

It doesn’t need to sound very good and using the sum of all channels as a sidechain input (like komp-multichannel) would be ok.
It’s just for safety…

Any ideas ?


Apr 6, 2013 at 7:37pm

have you tried limiting your signals using lookup tables?

Apr 6, 2013 at 7:52pm


like putting linear growth of db values as a condition to check — for substracting db level after that positive condition occurs ?

Apr 7, 2013 at 7:02am

Provided your signal levels are already ‘in the ballpark’, you might even consider overdrive~. Should be pretty easy on the CPU at least…

Edit: just realized the OP is now pretty old…


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