New SSL X-Limit plugin promises ‘louder, more dynamic mixes’

SSL (Solid State Logic) has launched its latest new plugin in the form of the X-Limit – a limiting tool designed to offer ‘louder and more dynamic mixes’ for music creators.

The SSL X-Limit has been engineered to allow artists, producers, and engineers to increase the loudness of tracks and busses quickly and effectively, without clipping or changing tonal balance. It has also been designed to easily control peaks and unwanted transients, creating full and dynamic recordings.

Complete with four characteristics which range from extremely transparent to colour and glue, variable release times with renowned ‘Auto’ release, and True Peak + Lookahead algorithm for precision processing, the SSL X-Limit can be utilised as an invisible loudness enhancer or as a colourful limiter. Its algorithms introduce minimal latency irrespective of settings, rendering it a suitable solution for tracking and live performance applications.

The unique steering and ducking meters indicate how the limiting process might influence the stereo image of the user’s signal, and to provide feedback on minimising stereo degradation using the channel link control. The all-in-one waveform and threshold display means that users can set their threshold and ceiling against the incoming signal level.

The SSL X-Limit starts at the introductory price of $69.99 (usually $99) until August 28.

Last month, SSL released its new gating plugin, the X-Gate, which was inspired by the workflow from its digital broadcast consoles.

Headliner also caught up with SSL R&D chief Enrique Perez to discuss the company’s ongoing plugin rollout, and why he believes that the subscription model is the future for plugins.