Free Vst To Reduce Clipping
The Uncreator
May 12 2010, 06:09 PM
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Ran across this little free VST called GClip, very easy to use and surprisingly effective. I've used it in my master signal chain with some great effects, Old songs I have that had some clips in the mix are completely brought down to a normal level.

I run this, EQ > GClip > W1Limiter >GClip, and it can really boost the volume without ruining the dynamics. Maybe not a boost to a professionally mastered CD, but it does a good job nonetheless!

http://www.gvst.co.uk/gclip.htm

And some screenshots of it:

http://www.gvst.co.uk/gclip_screenshot.htm

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Bogdan Radovic
May 12 2010, 09:06 PM
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Didn't know about it, thanks for info. I try to avoid getting clipped tracks, but if it isn't possible to re-record this can come in handy...

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The Uncreator
May 12 2010, 10:02 PM
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Well not just for clipping, I also use it for evening out the snare and kick drums as well.

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Saoirse O'Shea
May 13 2010, 09:52 AM
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If you're not going to mastering and want level then GClip can be very useful. One of the nicer things about GClip is the variable soft knee - which can help a lot with the transition. Also, and like Uncreator is doing, you're better adding small amounts of limiting in several stages rather than a lot all at once.

If you're going to mastering though it's best to leave limiters off the 2 bus.

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The Uncreator
May 13 2010, 10:30 AM
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I thought this was a good alternative 'till I had the proper funds for mastering, And I think it was a pretty good one for those who can't get mastering done at all.

Plus, it is free tongue.gif

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Ivan Milenkovic
May 14 2010, 01:26 AM
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Thanks for advice. I have couple of clipped tracks that could use some smoothing out, I'll give it a go smile.gif

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