A minimum of controls is used due to automatic time constants and optimisation techniques for
the gain reduction. The advantage is not only simple operation but also increased performance
for highly dynamic and inconsistent materials without the need for continuous readjustments.
The input gain does not reduce the wide dynamic range of the limiter. It can be used at its
maximum setting with no increased risk of distortion. This eliminates the need for excessive
levels, which could cause clipping in equipment feeding the input of the limiter.
A further benefit is that the maximum peak output level (set with the threshold) is independent
of different gain settings.
High Frequency Limiting is primarily intended for use as a de-esser, reducing unattractive high
frequencies. Part of the high frequency limiter circuit is also used to reduce distortion from the
wide-band limiter. Users of the MPL-2 will notice the removal of spurious peaks, and an increase
of subjective levels, without the coloration and increased distortion so often associated with
soft clippers and other ultra fast limiters.