Venomode has announced the release of Maximal 2, a loudness maximizer effect plugin for Windows and Mac.

Maximal 2 features a lookahead peak limiter with adaptive release and analogue modelled saturation. The plugin takes the limiter section of Maximal, and adds 3 new modes: loud, tape and tube.

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.

Maximal 2 features

  • Transparent Limiting – Everything from fast peak catching, to making tracks loud, the clean and loud modes can maximise your track without colouration.
  • Tape & Tube Saturation – Add some warmth with our analogue modelled saturation – warmth without high-frequency roll-off, hiss, wow or flutter.
  • 8x Oversampling – Run Maximal at up to 8x oversampling, to limit aliasing and inter-sample peaks when pushing it hard.
  • Cross Platform – Coded from the ground up in optimised C++ for both Mac OSX and Windows. You can even share your presets between different operating systems.

Maximal 2 (VST/AU) is available for purchase for £29 GBP. Maximal 2 is a free upgrade for existing Maximal users.

More information: Venomode / Maximal 2