McDSP has announced the release of its ML8000 Advanced Limiter effect plugin for Windows and Mac.

The ML8000 uses McDSP’s next generation limiter technology, featuring two completely separate stages of processing for significantly improved peak level adjustment.

The first stage of the ML8000, the Multi-band Limiter, uses 8 bands of active processing for superior phase response over traditional cross-over based designs. The second stage of the ML8000, the Master Limiter, is a precise recreation of the patented ML4000 limiter algorithm, right down to the limiter modes.

Additional features include unique band Focus modes, filter design enhancements to further reduce peak distortion, and the ability to set all multi-band threshold values to band input levels instantly. Despite the additional stages of limiting and multi-band processing, the ML8000 has the lowest latency in its class.

ML8000 features

  • Brick wall look-ahead limiter.
  • Multi-stage and multi-band peak detection and limiting.
  • Unique limiter Knee, Mode, and Focus controls.
  • Snap function instantly sets multi-band thresholds to signal levels.
  • Double precision processing.
  • Low latency.
  • Mono and stereo versions.

The ML8000 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for an introductory price of $129 USD (Native) / $229 USD (HD) until September 30th, 2016.

More information: McDSP / ML8000 Advanced Limiter