Protector is a 0 dB stereo brickwall limiter with adjustable dynamics response. It will typically find its place on the master bus of your DAW to protect your audio output from overshoot, limit the general volume and improve the perceived loudness, thanks to a very transparent frequency response. Despite its very simple set of controls, it offers a wide range of sounds and it is also suitable as a track limiter for more creative effects such as distortion, pumping or heavy limiting. Its large colorful meters and its custom dynamics histogram provide premium visual feedback and make it the perfect tool to monitor and control the dynamics on your master buss. You can also check in real time the loudness boost obtained with the limiter.
Beyond its powerful dynamics processing features, and like most of our plug-ins, Blue Cat’s Protector also offers a powerful side chain capability thanks to its MIDI CC output. This unique technique not only lets you do side chain limiting but also parameters modulation: control any parameter of any plugin to create powerful side chain effects in real time.
– 0 dB brickwall peak limiter and waveshaper.
– Continuous control of the dynamics response from transparent limiting to colorful distortion.
– Stereo link control.
– DC Filter to get rid of DC offset.
– Large zoomable peak and RMS audio levels and gain reduction meters for optimal monitoring.
– Loudness boost monitoring.
– Fully configurable dynamics response histogram.
– Side chaining capability: a unique way to perform side chain compression and much more.
– No latency.
– VST3 plug-in format support.
– Custom skins can be selected directly from the main menu.
– Presets can now be selected using MIDI Program change and bank select messages (optional).
– Last loaded preset can now be saved directly from the presets menu without having to select the file.