Overview

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

The first true peak limiter you will love listening to
bx_limiter TP (True Peak) from Brainworx is a completely new design, crafted to avoid the shortcomings of existing true peak limiters. Use it to confidently hit your loudness targets without leaving behind any distortion-inducing inter-sample peaks, and without compromising on the sound quality of your masters.

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 about unstable low end, compromised stereo imaging, harsh artifacts, and smeared transients. But with the bx_limiter TP, Brainworx has taken a new approach, designing the TP algorithm from scratch to make it perform and sound better than other digital limiters - while also eliminating troublesome inter-sample peaks for even cleaner results.

Selective Oversampling - two years in development!
With input and feedback from top mastering engineers around the world, Dirk Ulrich and the Brainworx engineers packed bx_limiter TP with new technology 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. And it is a true rockstar in preserving transients while increasing density and loudness. Punchy, loud & clear!

A complement of extra controls for enhanced final sweetening
The bx_limiter TP does more than just limiting 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. This is particularly important as it allows you to constantly adjust the vibe of your master while you’re turning up the volume to get to a competitive loudness. Even small details like a negative gain control have been implemented, which comes in handy when you have to correct mixes that suffer from less-than-ideal gain staging quickly and efficiently.

More metering than your average limiter
Also included is a suite of essential metering and monitoring options to help you better understand what’s going on within 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 – even soloed in place.

Features

  • Two different styles/sounds of limiting: Modern and Classic
  • Includes Brainworx beloved XL saturation for extra loudness and glue
  • 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 at the perfect center frequency
  • 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

  • YOU NEED THIS!

    ★★★★★
    by Withajay
    This is an amazing and extremely useful tool! I struggled with a lot of kick drums and bass sounds until I got this thing, which is exactly what Dirk Ulrich said about it in the manual. Read More
  • Permanent Addition to the Collection

    ★★★★★
    by Dave Fore
    After trying it, I immediately purchased it. In mastering, It's about getting it competitively loud without destroying the mix. True Peak holds up very well in most of the mixes I master giving me… Read More
  • Great Limiter

    ★★★★★
    by Alexey Soloviev
    bx_limiter True Peak is my new fav limiter for mixing and mastering. Brainworx did a marvellous job , thank you so much for this wonderful plugin, everything sounds super great with it!
  • Best limiter on the market.

    ★★★★★
    by Backstrom
    Used it for a couple of days now. And I must say it’s amazing. The XL saturation is fantastic and the hi-pass & low-pass filters, great! Foundation is amazing as well.
    Love all Brainworx… Read More
  • An instant classic

    ★★★★★
    by Luke Mornay
    Big up to Brainworx / PA. For the first time in 10 years, I'm going to use something else than my beloved Oxford Limiter. A pristine sound, great UI & UX. Solid 5* Bravo!

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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 1.0 (Apr 12, 2021)
- Release version