Track Spark has launched its February goody bag, which includes Maximal 2 by Venomode, the “Layering and Tuning Your Drums” tutorial by Rich Lewis and a new batch of live drums & loops.

Maximal 2 is an advanced loudness maximizer effect plugin (VST/AU) that allows you to get the most out of your sound. It is normally sold for £29 GBP.

Maximal is a loudness maximiser, featuring an advanced lookahead peak limiter and analogue modelled saturation. The multi-stage limiter section features next-level lookahead, automatic makeup gain, and adaptive and responsive release. This plugin will smoothly limit any peaks in the audio, and automatically increase the overall level. The analogue modelled tape and tube saturation modes encompass all the best parts of the analogue world, without all the bad parts – such as high-frequency roll-off, hiss, wow and flutter.

Using our adaptive release technology, you can simply tell Maximal 2 whether you want the limiter to be fast and loud, or slow and transparent, and it will do what’s needed inside. You can use Maximal 2 to catch rampant peaks in an audio recording, or you can use it to make your track phat and loud – it’s up to you how you push it.

Track Spark subscribers can download the goody bag throughout February. A subscription costs $5.99 USD/month and new users can sign up and get a free goody bag.

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