4.7 / 5     (30 votes)
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GClip is a wave-shaping signal clipper.

It prevents the signal level from exceeding a specified maximum. The clipping function used can be altered to have a hard- or soft-knee.
  • Graph Display.
  • Wave Display.
  • Gain.
  • Clip.
  • Softness.
  • 2x Oversample.
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arao Dec 09 2023
Dec 09 2023
Love this plugin but is it possible that its not compatible with mac M1?
Anonymous Jan 06 2024
Jan 06 2024
I can't use it on my M1 either
RFM Feb 03 2023
Feb 03 2023
idk why, but it crashes my fl studio
maxim May 24 2023
May 24 2023
dg Dec 08 2022
(5 / 5)
Dec 08 2022
Expanded visual feedback makes it more useful than freeclip. Awesome tool to shave peaks and make things louder. ty
Gab Nov 15 2022
(5 / 5)
Nov 15 2022
Excellent clipper which has proved not to introduce too many artifacts in the signal. Best free clipper, together with Freeclip.
Les Oct 25 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 25 2022
There's no smoother clipper than this. The 2x oversampling works much better than others 8x sampling. I only wish the graph was easier to see, and output knob added. Fantastic job
Regular Response Apr 28 2022
(5 / 5)
Apr 28 2022
GVST can do it, tight working Saturater, sharpens the sound and gives it more grip. Three knobs that allow a lot of variations.
HF_3000 Mar 14 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 14 2022
Tried a lot of free clippers and limiters. Suprisingly this one is the most effective and best sounding for me! I like it even more than "Free Clip" by Venn Audio.
Peter Oct 18 2021
(5 / 5)
Oct 18 2021
My most used distortion for Vocals. Very smooth. There is no other like it. Only thing I'd prefer on it is post level knob instead of the pre gain. Still 5/5
Jim Mar 05 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 05 2021
For me it's indispensable and most used distortion plugin of all. Very smooth distortion, great for vocals and drums, no nasty artifacts. Only thing that would make it even easier is an output knob. Thank you!
Chris Sep 10 2020
(5 / 5)
Sep 10 2020
Way better than other soft clippers. Forget T-Racks or Fruity Soft Clipper when you have this. Simple yet flexible. The visual display makes it even greater.
David Aames Jul 10 2020
(5 / 5)
Jul 10 2020
Awesome! Use it for my drums (I like a lot of different effects with automation clips on it). If something is too heavy, it doesn't bother my mix anymore... Love it. Simple to use! <3
Steve Feb 08 2020
(4 / 5)
Feb 08 2020
Simple and intuitive. Very useful on unruly toms; drums in general.
Pete Dec 26 2018
(5 / 5)
Dec 26 2018
Can't get better than this. Perfect for drum compressor popping on peeks. Put it after the comp, this will get rid of the spike pops and will not change the sound either.
Robin Dec 21 2018
(5 / 5)
Dec 21 2018
Absolutely love it! Great!
icanmixthat Aug 25 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 25 2018
When mixing rock and metal, I use this plugin on drum samples and the drum buss, with 2-3 db of gain and 25-35% softness. It also works great on distorted bass. Instead of compressing the direct signal, send the bass to a parallel track with GClip. Turn the gain all the way up, and blend it in.
cyber_T May 26 2023
May 26 2023
Thanx for sharing your favourite settings.
TheNeverScene Apr 03 2017
(5 / 5)
Apr 03 2017
10 stars!
Arseniy Nov 16 2016
Nov 16 2016
I use this all the time!
John Oct 29 2016
(5 / 5)
Oct 29 2016
Absolutely invaluable tool for drums. This one is the best money can but but it's free on top of that. Thank you!
ksavHOMErecs Sept 13 2015
(3 / 5)
Sept 13 2015
All 64bt vst(s) can be easily use for video editors like sony studio (64bt). It is important that all these plugs (gvst) are so light weight and capable of delivering pretty high audio quality. Thanks for making these sweet toys for us.
Major Tom Nov 13 2013
(4 / 5)
Nov 13 2013
As an alternative to limiting, I use it on singnals with erratic spikes such as drums. The erratic spikes use up headroom on the final mix without contributing sonically. The GClip real-time graphics really help setting the clipping so that only the random spikes are clipped. Also unlike with the various Cubase dynamic plugins concerned with limiting and maximizing, you do not have to change the overall gain of a channel to limit the signal, i.e. get the signal into the limiting range. You can simply leave the signal as it is and *lower* the GClip ceiling to cut off the spikes. But keep in mind it's not a limiter. It's a clipper which will add a lot of distortion when used in large quantities because it operates on the waveform itself and does not "ride the volume fader".
SM May 22 2013
(5 / 5)
May 22 2013
I highly recommend getting the GClip. This is an amazing plugin that does it's job perfectly. I cannot live without this tool in my studio.
Scott May 22 2013
(5 / 5)
May 22 2013
Excellent mastering tool. This clipper is the best.
Rob Dec 03 2010
(2 / 5)
Dec 03 2010
see it work here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAJ6fDG4Rms
me Aug 23 2010
(5 / 5)
Aug 23 2010
I use this as the last effect on the chain in individual channels, as well as on the master channel to see what the output is visually. Works great for clipping unwanted transients and other artifacts. Great tool in the tool kit.