Faraday Limiter by Goodhertz Review
Goodhertz offers many plugins that all are special because of the vibe and color they add. Faraday Limiter is a limiter, but it comes with that new colorful dynamics with warm, tape-like saturation for your production.
We did review already other Goodhertz products like their pretty wild Vulf compressor, and Wow Control. I completely enjoy how Goodhertz plugins give a prompt classic vibe to anything you run through their products. In the old days, Faraday Limiter was free for new customers until early 2015. This is hard to image as you get a limiter that is worth the full price that is asked for. Now there is a small fee attached to this limiter – and to cut t short it is worth the money spend. Goodhertz did send a review copy with no strings attached.
Goodhertz offers an installer for all their products, depending on your licenses Faraday Limiter will run as a full or trial version.
Faraday Limiter is a limiter with colorful dynamics with warm, tape-like saturation. Faraday is not emulating any specific piece of analog hardware. As you may guess from experiences with other Goodhertz plugins this is not a transparent limiter: Faraday is a color tool that works also as a limiter.
Faraday can act like a tape effect plugin. Relaxing the top and adding some innocent-sounding compression. Vocals can be made cut through by using the negative warmth feature.
When you use Faraday Limiter on the master bus, you must add a brick wall limiter behind it. The included feature Harder limiting is not turning Faraday into a brickwall limiter, keep in mind to add transparent brickwall limiter after Faraday when mastering.
Let’s address shortly that this is colorful limiter and not a limiter that you need to be able to master and publish to streaming services, print music on medium or deliver a final product when you score to picture. If you are not hiring a mastering engineer you need tools like FabFilter Pro-L 2 or Nugen ISL 2 to deliver a final product to your customers. Those limiters do offer extensive loudness metering with support for the required standards when you deliver a final product. Faraday Limiter infuses a wonderfully lush, creamy sound to your mix and need another limiter to to release the track to the world.
User interface & Usability
Goodhertz has stepped away from fake analogism design where everything looks like a device that existed in the past year in what we call the vintage days. With great company-wide design choice, Goodhertz finds a refreshing way to present a plugin through a logical approach in their interfaces that makes it make to operate their plugin.
This limiter plugin falls in line with the plugins that offer an Interface that makes it easy to use and for the end user this approach helps to achieve your results fast. One reason while the company choices to select this interface is to reduce the CPU footprint that would be occupied by Meters/graphs. As Goodhertz firmly believes that if it sounds right, it is good and there is no need to add visual CPU draining effects. I think that my CPU could handle the visuals, but I prefer the merely non-gear related UI that Goodhertz, Kush, FabFilter, and others are using.
Goodhertz also enables top-notch technology. Sharing a presets through a web page is supported, see an example here.
Rating: Four out of five stars
Faraday Limiter is a Limiter plus color effect plugin. Faraday Limiter is designed to color the sound and add a warm and tape saturations vibe to a track or the overall mix while being also a limiter. I enjoy the tone it retains and the smoothness of the sound this fine tool can produce. Faraday is another workhorse tool by Goodhertz that sounds astounding.