Sonic Anomaly has released Unlimited, a free loudness maximizer and limiter for stereo and 5.1 surround material. The plugin includes an ITU-R BS.1770 compliant loudness meter in addition to RMS output meters.
Unlimited aims to have balanced characteristics: avoiding audible distortion typical to hard limiting and clipping to the extent it is feasible, yet still not sounding compressed or vigorless. This makes it a favourable choice for (but not limited to!) music with classical instruments, ambiences or anything with prominent tonal content where distortion is more easily perceived.
Even though Unlimited supports 5.1 configuration, it should not be considered to be useable only for this type of material. Normal stereo operation is fully supported and the additional channels won’t consume any CPU when they are not in use.
The GUI was designed by Crimsonmerry.
Unlimited is available for Windows (32/64-bit VST).
More information: Sonic Anomaly