The latest plug-in from Austrian developers Sonible aims to provide users with a quick and simple way to apply limiting to their source material, whilst removing the complication of adjusting multiple parameters. Aimed at creators who wish to add the finishing touches to their material without the need to delve into complex settings, Pure:Limit instead offers a simple interface with a range of selectable AI-powered limiter profiles that are categorised by musical genre.
The plug-in’s simple GUI features a drop-down menu joined by a pair of Style and Inflate parameters. The menu allows users to choose a profile which best suits their source material, with Universal and Speech options joined by a range of musical genres, whilst the Style parameter offers control over how much limiting is applied, with modes such as Hard, Neutral, and Soft on offer. Sonible don’t state exactly what sort of processing is applied by the Inflate control, although they say its purpose is to provide the option of a “richer, more vibrant sound”.
The rest of the plug-in’s processing and parameter adjustment is then taken care of automatically behind the scenes, with visual feedback on the amount of limiting being applied provided by a central graphical display and circular meter.
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Pure:Limit is supported on PCs running Windows 10, and Macs running macOS 10.9 and above, with Apple Silicon CPUs natively supported. It is available in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX formats. Both machine-based and iLok authorisation methods are available.
Pricing & Availability
Pure:Limit is available now for an introductory price of €35 until 16 January 2023, after which the price will increase to €49.