Bettermaker Darthlimiter

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Limited Edition of the appraised Mastering Limiter digitally-controlled analogue limiter with Clipping, Colour options, EQ and extensive metering and a stunning new black front-panel

At a glance

  • Limited Edition in Black
  • 100% Analogue Mastering Limiter with built-in Clipper
  • Auto and manual release
  • Stereo / dual-mono operation
  • Odd and Even Harmonics Colour options with integrated EQ
  • Improved Central Touchscreen for quick access to all functions.
  • Comprehensive metering includes Input, Output and Gain Reduction, VU, RMS, LUFS, K-metering, 31-band FFT analyser, goniometer, correlation meter.
  • Burr-Brown OPA1656 op-amps for Lower noise and increased Dynamic range
  • Limited to 200

The Bettermaker Darthlimiter is a limited edition (200 UNITS ONLY) of the appraised Mastering Limiter digitally-controlled analogue limiter with a stunning new black front-panel.

The Bettermaker Darthlimiter also includes as well as all the features of the original, a brand new capacitive touchscreen with improved contrast and viewing angle as well as an improved audio path thanks to the use of Burr-Brown OPA1656 op-amps resulting in lower noise and increased dynamic range.

Bettermaker Darthlimiter Functions

3-in-1 mastering tool

The Darth Limiter is a VCA Limiter delivering analogue brick-wall limiting with a choice of auto or manual release and Mid/Side processing capabilities. 

It also includes a switchable hard Clipper with a variable mix allowing you to blend between Limiting and Clipping modes.

If that wasn’t enough, two colour modules with internal EQ allow you to add odd or even harmonic saturation to add weight, presence and glue. The internal EQ lets you tailor these colour modules to only affect specific frequency areas allowing you to add for example more odd harmonics in the low end for more bite while sweetening the top end with even harmonics.

Analogue Heart / Digital Brain

At the heart of the Darth Limiter lies the same analogue limiter as the original Mastering Limiter. Based around a VCA chip, the entire audio section is entirely analogue using low-noise op-amps, high-quality capacitors and relays in order to keep the shorted path and the highest quality throughout. It is capable of handling high-level audio signals, up to 23dBu with less than 0.1% THD thanks to high-quality input/output buffers.

Bettermaker Darthlimiter close up

Unlike other analogue limiters, the Darth Limiter (and Mastering Limiter) makes use of cutting edge digital technology to control the analogue circuit. Using two high-speed 32-bit micro-controllers, one for the control of the analogue VCA limiter and the other to control the user interface including preset management, audio measurements, USB connectivity and more.

The digital circuit is completely isolated from the analogue audio path ensuring perfect isolation from noise and other artefacts. The digital controls include four rotary controls and an LCD touchscreen. The touchscreen provides access to almost all functions available on the device

Bettermaker Darthlimiter Vintage Metering

Comprehensive Metering

In addition, the Darth Limiter comes with a wide range of metering directly accessible on the unit itself, giving you all the information you require:

  • Input and output levels, gain reduction
  • Analogue style metres (VU, PPM, RMS, Peak)
  • K-metering
  • 30-band FFT analyser
  • Goniometer
  • Correlation meter

Each of the meters also offers configurable options to match perfectly your requirements and are also available directly in your DAW. 

Perfect DAW integration

The Darthlimiter communicates directly to your DAW via USB and can be controlled directly from your DAW or Mastering software via the dedicated AAX, AU or VST plug-ins. This allows you to save and recall your settings directly with your session.

Bettermaker Darthlimiter Plugins

More Information
Short DescriptionLimited Edition of the appraised Mastering Limiter digitally-controlled analogue limiter with Clipping, Colour options, EQ and extensive metering and a stunning new black front-panel
AT A GLANCE
  • Limited Edition in Black
  • 100% Analogue Mastering Limiter with built-in Clipper
  • Auto and manual release
  • Stereo / dual-mono operation
  • Odd and Even Harmonics Colour options with integrated EQ
  • Improved Central Touchscreen for quick access to all functions.
  • Comprehensive metering includes Input, Output and Gain Reduction, VU, RMS, LUFS, K-metering, 31-band FFT analyser, goniometer, correlation meter.
  • Burr-Brown OPA1656 op-amps for Lower noise and increased Dynamic range
  • Limited to 200
Demo in StoreNo
ExclusiveKMR Exclusive
ManufacturerBettermaker
Dynamics TypeCompressor
Valve / Solid StateSolid State
Channel CountDual Channel
ChassisRackmount
Compression TypeVCA
Side Chain InputNo
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