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Bettermaker Mastering Limiter

Bettermaker Mastering Limiter 100% DAW controlled Analog Limiter
The sound of the limiter is of course based on the quality of its hardware design. But all the control and user interactions are performed in the digital domain. This allows us to incorporate options and possibilities not found in any standard analog limiter:
• Save and recall presets
• Instant reset of all parameters
• Rapid, precise and repeatable adjustments
• Precisely linked stereo operation with the ease of a single control
• DAW automation
• Comprehensive metering operations based on high quality A/D conversion and DSP

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When you need premium sound quality limiting and convince of fast and precise recall and automation.

The mastering limiter offers, 100% analog signal path, plugin recall and automation within your project, frequency dependent saturation, MS processing, enhanced metering section and a large LED touchscreen minimising clutter on your main studio screen.

Get analog mastering sound quality results, fast and spare your recall time.

Great care and thought went into the development and implementation of the analog section of the Bettermaker Mastering Limiter. High quality capacitors and low noise op-amps are used in the analog path. Relays were used, whenever creating the shortest path for the audio signal was necessary.

The analog section consist of high quality input/output buffers capable of passing thru high level audio signals (up to +23dBu, balanced, THD < 0.1%)

All these modules are controlled by the digital section of the Mastering Limiter, so no mechanical switches or knobs are required to adjust any of the parameters.

Digital Section
The digital section of the Mastering Limiter is based around two high speed, 32- bit micro-controllers, with dedicated firmware programmed into their memory (with the possibility of updating the firmware via USB connection). One of them is responsible for controlling the VCA limiter, when the other watches over the user interface, presets management, audio measurement, USB connectivity and other Mastering Limiter functions.

The use of separate ground planes for analog and digital section results in perfect noise isolation between these two worlds. The linear power supply was used instead the switching one to improve the sonic qualities even further.

​Front panel and LCD touchscreen
The front panel of the Mastering Limiter is build around big LCD touchscreen, that allows you to control almost all functions available in the device. Apart from that, you can also monitor input/output levels, amount of gain reduction (and clipping) applied by the limiter, perform advanced measurements (FFT, LUFS, K-metering), use on-screen QWERTY keyboard for

Naming your presets and more. You can even display fully configurable, analog style VU meters!

Main features
The Limiter has 3 functionalities that are essential to make a perfect master. All of them are recallable by the internal memory and a plugin that also handles automation.
Analog Mastering Limiter:
• 100% analog signal path
• Intelligent and manual release
• Variable mix between limiting and clipping
• Possibility to turn off the clipping section, so you can clip with you favorite A/D converter or other hardware.

Color, for giving that special flavor to your mix:
• Two color modules introducing different saturation that can be used simultaneously
• Color 1 with Majority of odd harmonics
• Color 2 with Majority of even harmonics
• Both color sections can be internally EQed so for example you can present more odd harmonics in the low end to give the mix more bite and sweeten the highs with the even harmonics at the top end.

Metering
Metering, an additional screen in your studio. As it’s a touchscreen it also utilizes control functions of the Mastering Limiter. You can view your favourite set of stats.
• Input, output and reduction
• Analog style meters (VU, PPM, RMS, Peak with peak hold functionality)
• LUFS (Short term, Integral, Loudness Range, view in time)
• K metering
• 30 Band FFT analyzer
• Goniometer
• Correlation meter
• Two points of measurement, the output of the Limiter or the plugin
• And more …

DAW integration
The Bettermaker Mastering Limiter can communicate with your DAW via USB connection. The unit appear as a HID device and can be managed via Bettermaker Mastering Limiter Plugin.

Specifications
• Maximum input level: +21,5 dBu (balanced)
• Maximum output level: +23 dBu (THD < 0.1%)
• Operating Level: +4dBu
• Maximum gain reduction: 20 dB
• Makeup gain: automatic
• Attack time: 0.1 – 250ms
• Release time: 0.01 – 1.3s + IREL (intelligent release)
• Input impedance (differential): 48kΩ (for balanced signal)
• Output Impedance: 50Ω + 50Ω (electronically balanced)
• Frequency response 5Hz to 30kHz; +/- 0.1dB
• Dynamic Range: 106dB (+21dBu, 22kHz BW)
• THD+N: CMRR: max 80 dB @ 3 kHz, min 55 dB @ 50Hz, 20 kHz BW
• Crosstalk: min -90 dB @ 1KHz, max -55 dB @ 30Hz, +18 dBu, 20 kHz BW
• Maximum power consumption: 30W (uses 630mA slow blow fuse)

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MASTERLIMIT

Data sheet

Condition
New
Type
Limiter
Application
Tracking, Mixing & Mastering
Channels
Stereo
Circuit
Solid State
Format
19"
Chassis
2 U
Quantity
1
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The RS124, a “variable-mu” compressor circuit, was built for use at Abbey Road Studios, and was never commercially available until now.

Along with features traditionally found on the original counterparts, Input control, Output attenuation, ‘Recovery’ (release) control and the unique ‘HOLD’ setting, the Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor includes modern facilities such as adjustable attack, selectable output impedance, and a special twist, dubbed the ‘SuperFuse’.

The RS124 brings home the sound of a legend, reimagined for the modern era, today.

Rack Series Compressors
Smart Research
€2,034.00 (incl. VAT)
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Smart Research C1 Compressor is the original black front panel version of C2 compressor. (Two sets of controls and two audio channels, but no Sidechain inputs, or Crush facility). Popular in UK and US west coast studios.

A modded version with 2 high-pass filters and a Sidechain input, the C1t is also available.

Compressors
Smart Research
€2,274.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 4 weeks

Smart Research C1t is the modified version of the venerable C1 you can find in most modern UK and West Coast recording studios. The C1t is upgraded with the following new features:

C1 Sidechain Modifications
These mods add a three position sidechain high pass filter switch to each channel, and a stereo, unbalanced external sidechain input connector on the rear panel. Using the switches to roll off low frequency signals feeding the sidechain can reduce compression slightly at low frequencies, but without effecting frequency response of the audio signal path. The external inputs can be used for various effects such as 'ducking' from a vocal or the overlap of 'a bass and a kick ... etc.

High Pass Filter switches
The upper toggle switch is for the left channel, and the lower switch for the right. The center position is off (no filter): up is 75Hz, or down is 150Hz high pass. The filters either work on the normal (internal) sidechain signal, or on an external signal if fed into the external jack input.

External Input
Added to rear panel. The stereo input connector is normalled to break the internal sidechain source when a jack is inserted.

Tube Compressors
Undertone Audio
€12,608.13 (incl. VAT)
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Undertone Audio UnFairchild 670M II
The Fairchild circuit could be one of the most coveted and time tested compressors of all time. It has proven its extraordinary universal musicality for over 5 decades on countless genres of music. The beauty of its design is in its simplicity. The audio path, primarily consisting of only 2 transformers and 4 paralleled vari-mu tubes, can provide a gentle smoothing of levels or an explosive, energizing compression that will make any recording leap out of the speakers. The UTA UnFairchild is a painstaking recreation of the classic sound of this circuit.

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Bettermaker VSPE: Vacuum Stereo Passive Equalizer with digital controls
The VSPE is a breakthrough in audio engineering, combining the timeless warmth of vacuum tube technology with the precision of digital recall. Years of meticulous development and testing have culminated in a product that promises to revolutionize your sound.
 
Drawing on Bettermaker's expertise in Grammy award-winning studio processors, they have crafted a fully analog passive equalizer featuring original vacuum tube and transformer circuitry. But they didn't stop there. They've integrated their own handcrafted audio transformers, ensuring unparalleled quality and performance.

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Bettermaker Mastering Limiter 2.0
For over 7 years the Bettermaker Mastering Limiter has dominated the pro audio Mastering industry becoming an essential tool for Grammy winning Mix and Mastering engineers. It became a signature sound of Billboard hits as well as festival anthems being the last piece in the chain of the biggest artists in the world.

After countless hours of research in Bettermaker laboratories, it’s time for the next step. The modern legend has gotten even better, more powerful and more intuitive.

New mastering features, totally redesigned control screen and plugin, and presets from pro audio legends, the Limiter 2.0 is the ultimate tool to bring your music the final touch that it became famous for, but with extra kick.

Equalizers
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Bettermaker SPE or Stereo Passive Equalizer is a Pultec Type EQ for those who seek outstanding EQ quality with the convenience of fast and precise recall and automation. SPE offers 100% signal path of legendary Passive filters. All this with mastering grade sound and patented recall with a speed of a native plugin.

Compressors
Bettermaker
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Bettermaker Mastering Compressor offers 100% analog signal path, high class VCA compression with, 3 different compression modes, sidechain with HPF, parametric and LPF section with hardware insert and preview function, Stereo/Dual mono/MS operation, adjustable THD saturation and more..

All this with mastering grade sound and recall with a speed of a native plugin.
• Advanced analog VCA compressor with PEAK or RMS detection and switchable forward/backward feed
• All parameters are digitally controlled via front panel and/or DAW (with dedicated plugin)
• Stereo, dual-mono and mid/side operation modes with with focus and sidechain preview function
• BM, SG and DX compression modes
• Adjustable 15 – 30 Hz high pass filter at the compressor input
• Dry/Wet MIX control for parallel compression
• HPF, LPF and fully configurable parametric filter in sidechain with option of hardware insert
• Adjustable drive (for odd/even clipper) and THD function for harmonically rich sound
• Range Setting – limit the maximum amount of gain reduction!
• On-board measurement of PEAK/RMS levels
• 100% analog audio signal path
• Total recall and A/B comparison
• Five inch capacitive touchscreen with backlight
• USB connectivity with MAC/PC

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Bettermaker Bus Compressor offers 100% analog signal path, Dry/Wet mix, sidechain with HPF, with hardware insert and preview function,  adjustable THD saturation and more..

All this with high analog quality and recall with a speed of a native plugin.
• Advanced analog stereo VCA compressor with PEAK/RMS detection
• All parameters are digitally controlled via front panel and/or DAW (with dedicated plugin)
• Dry/Wet MIX control for parallel compression
• Sidechain high pass filter with hardware insert and preview function
• Adjustable THD for harmonically rich sound
• On-board measurement of PEAK/RMS levels
• 100% analog audio signal path
• Total recall and A/B comparison from your favourite DAW
• LED matrix display and six encoders with push-button action for ease of control
• USB connectivity with MAC/PC

Equalizers
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Bettermaker Mastering Equalizer for those who seek outstading EQ quality with the convenience of fast and precise recall and automation.

Mastering Equalizer offers 100% signal analog path, 4-band Parametric EQ, 3-band Pultec type EQ (7 bands in total), Highpass filter with changable slope and resonanse, Stereo/Dual mono/MS operation and a metering section with EQ curve representation.

All this with mastering grade sound and patented recall with a speed of a native plugin.
• 100% analog audio signal path
• USB connectivity with MAC/PC
• All parameters are digitally controlled via touchscreen and/or DAW (with dedicated plugin)
• 399 presets with unique names, total recall, A/B comparison
• 5 Inch capacitive touchscreen with backlight, four encoders with push-button action for ease of
control
• Stereo, dual-mono and mid/side operation modes with focus function
• Stereo 12 or 24dB/oct high-pass filter with adjustable cutoff frequency (10Hz – 240 Hz; extended
to 6Hz with the resonance enabled)
• Four stereo parametric filters with 15dB boost/cut range, variable Q (0.2 – 7):
• EQ1: 22Hz – 470Hz (bell/shelf)
• EQ2: 90Hz – 2kHz (bell)
• EQ3: 480Hz – 10kHz (bell)
• EQ4: 1kHz – 23kHz (bell/shelf)
• Stereo passive equalizer with extended hi-boost section (air bands: 20 and 28 kHz)
• Stereo, 12dB/oct low-pass filter with adjustable cutoff frequency (2 – 38 kHz)
• Adjustable output level (+/- 10dB)
• Frequency Search, Gain Lock, Note and Auto-Q functions
• On-board measurement of PEAK/RMS levels and RTA analyzer
• On-screen live representation of the equalization curve

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