Hey guys, hope you’re all doing well.
For many years, I’ve never really been happy with the limiters that come with Cubase and have always reached for Voxengo Elephant or DMG Audio limiters which are amazing.
However, I dosceverd something by accident today which doesn’t seem to be mentioned in the Cubase manual.
UV22HR which is our main dithering plugin in Cubase also acts as a limiter / clipper (seemingly closer to a clipper). Thus, it will chop off audio which is above 0 dBFS.
Now the interesting thing is, it actually sounds really really good! Better than any other limiter I’ve found in Cubase. However, you must be aware that it does distort faster than a regular limiter due to how fast it reacts.
I should clarify that this is on an EDM track, so it may be too harsh if you’re attempting to master acoustic music or similar.
But anyway, I just thought I’d share this tip with you in case it’s useful.