Review: Joey Sturgis Tones Finality limiter plugin + Win a free copy!

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Producer Joey Sturgis has recently added Finality to his collection of signature audio plugins.

JST Finality AdvancedJST Finality Lite

Finality is a limiter designed from the ground up to be both powerful and versatile.

Whether your source is very dynamic like drums and vocals, or more flat like distorted rhythm guitars and synth, Finality can be dialed to masterfully control peak and level dynamics in your mix.

As you can see above, the Advanced version has some more controls, whereas the Lite version only has controls for the input, threshold, output, mix, and a VU meter for input, gain reduction, or output. Note that Lite doesn’t mean that the Advanced version uses much CPU. On the contrary, both plugins use very little CPU.

Finality Advanced features some extras that can help you shape your sound.

  • Hard/soft mode that changes the release envelope, resulting in a change in the character of the transients.
  • Aggro mode also changes the release envelope, more suitable for drums and transient type content.
  • Color to add some saturation to the signal, influenced by the threshold value.
  • Lookahead control for controlling loud peaks better.
  • HPF Sidechain for controlling how the limiter responds to low end.
  • Auto gain for automatically adjusting the makeup gain of the limiter. This can be switched off so you can control the gain manually.

In the video below you can see a demonstration of Finality by Joey.

So what do I think?

I’ve used Finality on single tracks and mix busses with various material, and I think it sounds really good. I was impressed with how hard I could push the limiter before it started to sound “bad”.

Because the plugin doesn’t have a whole lot of controls, it’s quick and easy to dial in a nice sound. On some material I really enjoyed the saturation I got with the color button. The aggro mode works well on drums and percussive sounds. I preferred the hard mode for pretty much everything I tried, ymmv. The highpass filter sidechain is helpful when you have a lot of bass, and the auto gain worked like a charm most the time.

Finality is really the kind of plugin you simply slap on a track or buss, turn threshold knob down, perhaps fiddle a little with the other controls, and you’re good to go.

All in all, Finality is a very handy limiter that works well without a lot of effort.

Finality Advanced is available for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3/AU/RTAS/AAX), priced at $89 USD. This includes the Lite version, which is also sold separately for $59 USD.

A free demo is available if you’d like to check it out!

Finality Advanced Giveaway

Joey Sturgis Tones has generously donated a free copy of Finality Advanced for one lucky rekkerd.org reader to win.

All you need to do is leave a comment below before February 29th, 2016, 11:59pm CET. We’ll pick a random winner shortly after. Note that by entering the giveaway contest, you will subscribe to the JST mailing list.

Good luck!

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Shannon McDowell
Shannon McDowell

Thank you to those who made this giveaway possible! :-)

svrc
svrc

Gve me that!! Thanx

Maxfell
Maxfell

Low CPU consumption, good GUI, impressive sound!

Jazzaria
Jazzaria

Sounds like a promising plugin.

jasco
jasco

cool beans

vaseff
vaseff

Great sounding limiter!

Mark Sottilaro
Mark Sottilaro

Yes please!

Stone Richnau
Stone Richnau

Great!

Edward Ten Eyck
Edward Ten Eyck

Great! Count me in please.

Lesha
Lesha

Sounds interesting.

Cuneyt Karayalcin
Cuneyt Karayalcin

Nice with the Bass, HUUGE with the Drums! – Gimme! :)

Dee.P.Tree
Dee.P.Tree

I would be interested to have this plugin. Thanks, Ronnie for the opportunity.

Pete Pagnucco
Pete Pagnucco

Joey is the best.

Steve
Steve

Please! Please! Please! Let me win it!

maro
maro

I want it!

Fazıl Irak
Fazıl Irak

Its so good. I want it.

Andreas Fichtner
Andreas Fichtner

looks great!

Nick Amandote
Nick Amandote

Hope I win thanks!

Sambalman
Sambalman

boom shakalaka

Babis Trihos
Babis Trihos

Looks nice

Reinhard
Reinhard

Yes please !

Pablo
Pablo

Look Ahead and Mix Blend!

Prof.Logik
Prof.Logik

Could definitely use this….good luck to all.

Reinfried Bartholomäus
Reinfried Bartholomäus

keep mixing

Grant Stanley
Grant Stanley

This sounds amazing. So many different uses for it and so many features. It’s Awesome:)

Luke Inglis
Luke Inglis

Hey here’s a comment. Looks like a pretty sweet tool.

Daniel Mundt
Daniel Mundt

Sounds good…

Christian Marzolin
Christian Marzolin

Thanks for the review

L S
L S

I like the looks of it.

Aleksei
Aleksei

Sounds interesting. Win a free copy! Good Luck!

Gilbert Benally
Gilbert Benally

I like a lot of JST’s plugins.

Aditya Pratama Suwanto
Aditya Pratama Suwanto

Nice! I want it!

EzyBeatz
EzyBeatz

Very refined difference in the mix!

Marcello
Marcello

Looks nice! Good luck

Carl Michael Benson
Carl Michael Benson

No limits…

Sasha
Sasha

I would be interesting to check it out on different tunes. Good luck to me

Андрей Подпорин
Андрей Подпорин

Sound nice!

Stephen Donohue
Stephen Donohue

Looks like a good studio tool. Will have to demo soon.

Paul Evans
Paul Evans

Looks awesome.

MogwaiBoy
MogwaiBoy

Looks fantastic! JST makes great stuff… ie: Sub Destroyer m/

Ronnie
Ronnie

And the winner is…. Lesha! Congrats, you’ll receive an email shortly.
Thanks to all for playing!

Lesha
Lesha

Thank you very much Rekkerd and JST!!!
I’ve already tested it and it’s a fine limiter. I was really surprised I won and I am very happy about it :)
Thanks once again!

Cultural Lungs
Cultural Lungs

What an awesome limiter! Very musical sounding. Wanna have it!!

Otherhand
Otherhand

Yes please!