Overview

This plugin is included in our MEGA, MIX & MASTER, ESSENTIAL, and Brainworx Bundle at no extra cost!

 

The best sounding True Peak Limiter available
The bx_limiter True Peak from Brainworx is a completely new design, crafted to avoid all the shortcomings of other true peak limiters. Use it to confidently hit your loudness targets without leaving behind any distortion-inducing intersample peaks, and without compromising on the sound quality of your limiter.

Designed from the ground up to be the ideal true peak limiter
Until now, most digital limiters that include a true peak mode have simply added it on as an afterthought. This has left a lot to be desired, with users complaining of unstable low end, compromised stereo imaging, harsh artifacts and more. But with the bx_limiter True Peak, Brainworx has taken a new approach, designing the plugin from scratch to perform as well or better than any conventional digital limiter while also eliminating troublesome intersample peaks for even cleaner results.

Two years in development, tested and approved by mastering professionals
With input from top mastering engineers around the world, Dirk Ulrich and the engineers of Brainworx packed bx_limiter True Peak with new technologies and new controls. It relies on “Selective Oversampling” (SOS), to employ oversampling only where it actually improves the signal, and to avoid it where it has been found to compromise the sound. Coupled with its “Advanced Look-Ahead” design and its incredible speed, it is able to deliver tighter, more accurate low end and better stereo imaging than any other true peak limiter around, even at extreme settings.

A complement of extra controls for enhanced final sweetening
The bx_limiter True Peak does more than just limit peaks. It also includes simple yet powerful tools to add the finishing touches of sweetening, for a more perfect master. Onboard low and high pass filters help control the extremes, while proprietary “XL” saturation and “Foundation” filters can be used to add subtle degrees of heft, weight, tightness or clarity to fine tune the sound of your master.

More metering than your average limiter
Also included are a suite of essential metering and monitoring options to help you better understand what’s going on with your audio. In addition to the traditional level and gain reduction meters, the bx_limiter True Peak includes a customizable loudness meter for hitting specific loudness targets, a correlation meter for checking phase coherence, and the ability to monitor the center, sides, and L/R channels separately or solo’d in place.

Features

  • The first True Peak Limiter that you’ll actually LOVE listening to

  • 2 Different Styles of limiting: Modern and Classic

  • Includes Brainworx’ beloved XL saturation for extra loudness and glue when desired

  • Integrated loudness and dynamic range metering

  • Unique tone controls including a low and high pass filter, and Brainworx proprietary Foundation filter for dialing in the perfect low to high balance.

  • Output Dim to deliver masters at specific output levels, such as  -1dB True Peak for streaming services

  • Independent monitoring for L, R, M and S, with Solo In Place capabilities for L&R channels, and stereo correlation meters.

  • A gain knob that lets you REDUCE input to the limiter to easily fix gain staging issues

  • Simple and elegant operation with customizable color schemes

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Zino Mikorey

    Zino Mikorey

    Mastering Engineer (Nils Frahm, Thom Yorke, Filous x The Kooks)

    I am amazed how the BX true peak limiter keeps low-end transients, micro details, and depth of field intact while being super fast and loud!

  • Maor Appelbaum

    Maor Appelbaum

    Mastering Engineer (Faith No More, Yes, Sepultura)

    The BX True Peak Limiter sounds the way it looks: A slick design, easy to use, and the ability to go into more detail of control when tweaks are needed. The access to various monitoring options of… Read More

  • Glenn Schick

    Glenn Schick

    Mastering Engineer (Future, J. Cole, Missy Elliot)

    I love things that sound great before you even dial them in. The bx_limiter True Peak just sounded musical as soon as I put signal through it. Warm, with an exquisite stereo field, it sounds… Read More

  • Rik Simpson

    Rik Simpson

    Multi Grammy Award-winning Producer & Engineer (Coldplay, Portishead, Kasabian)

    Brainworx bx_limiter True Peak is a beautiful thing, it feels incredibly musical and respects the original material wonderfully. Well done BX team, you’ve made something special here.

  • Justin Colletti

    Justin Colletti

    Mastering Engineer (Yoke Lore, Brothertiger, Joshua Lee Turner)

    I've always wanted to enjoy using a true peak limiter in my mastering work, but have had trouble finding one I really loved using, until now. The bx_limiter True Peak sounds as good as the best… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Just Amazing

    ★★★★★
    by MS
    Astonished at just how good of results can be achieved with this. Literally world class. Also the metering is fantastic.
  • Limiter

    ★★★★★
    by Mr.Tune
    I think that never used a limiter like this. So amazing. Love it
  • bx_limiter True Peak

    ★★★★★
    by kubajzz_cwss
    this limiter is so fuc*ing dope!
  • Don’t do what Donny Don’t does

    ★★★★★
    by j
    I slept on this. Was a big mistake. The first mix it went on was pure polish and loudness = instant sign off from the band. Don’t make my mistake.
  • Didn't know I needed this thing

    ★★★★★
    by Chromatic Photophore
    Makes my stock limiter I've used for years sound like absolute trash. Like pretty much everything else from bx, this thing is freaking magic. I have no idea how to describe how good this thing is -… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

PC
x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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ChangeLog

bx_limiter True Peak

Brainworx bx_limiter True Peak - Changelog

Version 1.1 (Mar 15, 2022)
-General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
-General: added macOS Monterey support
-General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
-General: discontinued Windows 7 support
-General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
-General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher
-added scalable UI
-Fixed controls when loading a preset

Version 1.0 (Apr 12, 2021)
- Release version