Initial Clipper
by Initial Audio
2.7 / 5     (3 votes)
Win64 OSX
   
VST AU
Initial Clipper is a soft clipper which prevents your audio signal from going above zero decibels.  

It does this by smoothing the peaks with soft clipping starting from the threshold. The faster and higher the peaks the more you need to bring down the threshold to get a pleasing sound.  Initial Clipper comes with a very handy (and cool looking) peak display. Any peaks that enter the threshold area will have soft clipping applied, hence smoothing them out and taming the loudness.

We also added extra saturation. Because who doesn’t want more saturation!? The positive and negative saturation parameters allow you to add extra harmonic and non-harmonic saturation to your audio signal, this will create that extra fatness and warmth to your sound. Be aware this saturation will decrease your mixes dynamic range as it applies to the whole signal and not just the peaks.

Using a soft clipper on the master channel is very common, therefore we have added an industry standard LUFS (Integrated) Meter so you immediately know how loud your mix is.
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Erin Nov 16 2021
(1 / 5)
Nov 16 2021
Not good. The transfer curve has many discontinuities, no matter the settings.
Faydit Nov 10 2021
(2 / 5)
Nov 10 2021
Nice idea, nice GUI, unfortunately not so nice sounding, for my taste much too synthetically sounding results. I‘m sorry, but for me this „clipping“ does not at all sound like clipping, this „saturation“ does not at all sound like saturation. Other comparable plugins do a much better job! At least for me!
mf Nov 10 2021
(5 / 5)
Nov 10 2021
Fantastic!
Marcelo Garzon Nov 08 2021
Nov 08 2021
Thanks for the vst, it's very good.