Dynamics Effects

The effects Compressor, Limiter, Brickwall Limiter, Expander, Gate, and Maximizer work with an internal look-ahead function to guarantee the best possible audio quality.

However, this look-ahead function introduces a small amount of latency. Usually, this is not noticeable, but in some cases, it might introduce unwanted side effects. For example, if you work with parallel compression where signals are sent to an AUX bus and being returned to the rest of the mix, this might lead to unwanted flanging effects.

If you run into latency issues, you have the following possibilities:

  • For the effects Compressor, Expander, and Gate, activate the Live button to use the effects without look-ahead functionality.

  • For the effects Limiter, Brickwall Limiter, and Maximizer, send the signals to one of the plug-in outputs and add the corresponding effect directly in the DAW, to make use of the host’s delay compensation.