Rockruepel LIMIT.ONE Mastering Limiter
The Rockruepel LIMIT.ONE Mastering Limiter blazes a new path to offer a better way to accomplish a very necessary function in a territory almost completely left alone to one other device. The LIMIT.ONE is a neo-classic transformer based analog limiter! Brick-wall limiting, level control for mono or stereo tracks and new sound shaping possibilities - all in one box!
The new limiting circuit design of the Rockruepel Limit.One improves your control when working with high or uneven audio levels. Built to get the most out of your dynamics and leaving the audio signal wave intact, this limiter is ready to take on the 21st century and its new audio formats and platforms.
Rockruepel adapted and optimized the use of a current-controlled attenuator placed between two Pikatron transformers, this element keeps the original shape of sound wave while setting a limit. The limit.one features a multi-dial switch to control the precise point of the limiting threshold accessing a wide range from +2dBu to over + 22dBu. Elma switches for Output gain up to 5dB of make-up gain and a 4 speed setting from slow to fast. The unit can operate in mono or stereo and has a hard wire bypass. An alternate output allows splitting of the signal for mastering applications.
The ED-Mod. (aka Electronic Dance- Mod)
Inspired by engineers who work with electronic music, the ED-Mod sets a smooth High Pass Filter on the limiting circuit for a richer and lower frequency sound. Obviously creating more of an effect than actual brick wall limiting this allows mix and mastering engineers to get a more dense stereo track with lots of bass. The limit.one has found its place in many studios around the world and can already be heard on dozens of grammy and platinum awarded records.
Rockruepel started with the successful tube compressor series consisting of the comp.one and its successor, the comp.two. This boutique compressor has been an insider tip for recording, mixing and mastering and received several nominations. Now, with the debut of the limit.one , all of the ultra-hi-fidelity sound and build quality that Rockruepel users have come to know and love, is available in a whole new audio toolkit that maximizes the incredibly valuable balance of both volume and dynamics in ways never before possible.
Rockruepel LIMIT.ONE Mastering Limiter Features
- Complete analog circuitry
- Precise level control with new multi dial
- Stepped Elma output and time constants switches
- Real Hardwire Bypass
- Alternate output for 2nd feed
- Mono or stereo
- The ED-Mod sets a smooth High Pass Filter on the limiting circuit for a richer and lower frequency sound
- Precise limiting LED
- Transfromer balanced inputs
- Aluminium chassis with 6 millimeter front plate
Rockruepel LIMIT.ONE Mastering Limiter Specifications
- Frequency Response: 40Hz 15 kHz ± 0,35 dB, 20Hz 20 kHz ± 0,73 dB
- Max Output Level ( 40Hz kges -40dB ): +24dBu
- Power Consumption: 5Watt
- Signal-to-noise ratio: pGer ⪴ -75 dBqs ( CCIR 486 ) & pFr ⪴ -85 dBq ( Bandwidth 10Hz 30 kHz )
Rockruepel LIMIT.ONE Mastering Limiter Includes
- IEC Power Cable
- Quick Start Guide
Rockruepel LIMIT.ONE Mastering Limiter Downloads
What We Think
With the Rockruepel LIMIT.ONE, Oliver and the Rockruepel team have made a truly remarkable limiter designed for the new, high resolution / high dynamics style of mastering which take advantage of the new ways that listeners are purchasing taking delivery of music. Different than a "peak" limiter, this analog brick wall limiter design retains clarity throughout the audio signal. No more distorted high frequency range when hitting it harder! The LIMIT.ONE will keep more dynamics which are visible within the resulting waveforms, and it helps to avoid the phenomenon of "audio sausage" (heavily limited and compressed audio where each song waveform's dynamic intro and fade-out lend the illusion of a sausage link in the edit window). The results speak for themselves.
As for the construction, Rockruepel set the bar incredibly high right from the beginning. The COMP.TWO is loved the world over for it's incredibly durable build and bulletproof dependability (oh, and the sound quality isn't too shabby, at all - in fact, that's what really wins folks over). So, the construction features of the LIMIT.ONE will be quite familiar to those who know the COMP.ONE (discontinued) and COMP.TWO (current)... but that's where the similarity ends. The LIMIT.ONE is very intelligently designed with audiophile high resolution mastering in mind. So, the multi-dial "limit" (threshold) control is so incredibly cool. Basically, it's a very fine-resolution control that basically has 10 turns for completing the full range. With each complete rotation of the dial, the outer ring will advance or decrease by one where the inner ring displays the fine resolution. So, in some regards, this control feels like you are trying to crack a safe. But unlike safe-cracking, mastering is a legal and far more effective way to make a living.
So, if you're a mastering engineer - or even a mixing engineer who is looking for something different to add to the toolkit (yes, it does some really interesting things on individual elements such as bass, snare drums, room mics [YES!], and more) - then the LIMIT.ONE will be a purchase that you'll be glad that you made.
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