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Signum Audio’s New Bute Limiter 2 – Smooth, Ultra-Transparent True Peak Brickwall Limiting



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Signum Audio’s New Bute Limiter 2

BUTE Limiter 2 delivers high fidelity, ultra-transparent true peak brickwall limiting with a streamlined and sleek user interface.

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Comprehensive yet flexible UI

Whether you’re looking for an in depth analysis of your master or a compact readout – BUTE Limiter 2 can do it all. 

BUTE Limiter 2 Features a resizable history view which lets you interactively examine true peak, gain reduction, threshold and output readings – you can choose to see an overview of your whole master or zoom in to a particular part. If any true peak overshoots are introduced via the post gain functionality, BUTE Limiter 2 will flag them prominently in the history with warnings. The history also supports re-metering via automatic DAW sync and will get updated if you change your limiter settings so you can see how your new settings affect your audio.

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Ultra-Transparent Limiting 

BUTE Limiter 2 is driven by Signum Audio’s novel limiting algorithm which is specifically designed for utmost transparency. For version 2 the algorithm has been further refined to deliver even better performance at extreme settings. Improvements to the algorithm include better bass response and support for shorter release times. 

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BUTE Limiter 2 also features advanced adaptive auto release. The optimal release is calculated by analysing the audio input and dynamically adapting the release time. The auto release length can still be configured to fit different types of audio best, similar to traditional limiter release settings, but sounding much more natural than a fixed release length.   

As a result, BUTE Limiter 2 delivers smooth and ultra-transparent limiting that keeps the character of your master while taking care of any intersample peaks. 

Bute Limiter 2 Features

  • Ultra transparent true peak limiting using Signum Audios novel overshoot proof brick wall limiting algorithm
  • Highest quality linear phase upsampling
  • Advanced adaptive auto release
  • 5 Different release curves
  • PreGain, Post-Gain, and automatic Max Target functionality
  • Three different layouts: Resizable History View, Vertical Metering View and compact Horizontal Control View.
  • Automatic DAW sync and re-metering to reflect adjustments.
  • History for True Peak, True Peak Output, Threshold and Gain Reduction.
  • Warning system for Post-Gain overshoots
  • In-depth history analysis
  • Up to 10 channel Surround
  • Compatible with Mac (10.9 or higher), Windows (8.1 or higher) and 64-bit VST / AU / AAX
  • Included with the BUTE Loudness Suite

BUTE Limiter 2 also offers a meter bar view and for those with limited screen estate a very compact readout view

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Support for multiple workflows

BUTE Limiter 2 includes a Pre Gain to push or reduce the incoming signal’s volume before Limiting as well as Post Gain that will be applied after limiting.

The plugin can be configured to highlight either the limiter output or the overall output, that is limiter output with applied Post Gain. So whether you like to push the limiter via Pre Gain like a maximiser, or limit your signal and then use Post Gain to make up for the change in volume – BUTE Limiter 2 provides you with a streamlined display for your workflow.

Post Gain is complemented with an automatic Max Target functionality that allows you to set a maximum output target that you would like to reach once the limiter hits the threshold. The BUTE Limiter 2 algorithm will make sure that you never go past this Max Target.

Pricing and Availability

The new and updated plugin is FREE for anyone who previously acquired Bute Limiter or Bute Loudness Suite. Just download the Stereo Version or the Surround Version

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Brainworx bx_limiter True Peak Introductory Sale



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Brainworx bx_limiter True Peak Introductory Sale

bx_limiter TP (True Peak) from Brainworx is a completely new design, crafted to avoid the shortcomings of existing true peak limiters. Use it to confidently hit your loudness targets without leaving behind any distortion-inducing inter-sample peaks, and without compromising on the sound quality of your masters.

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Designed from the ground up to be the ideal true peak limiter

Until now, most digital limiters that include a true peak mode have simply added it on as an afterthought. This has left a lot to be desired, with users complaining about unstable low end, compromised stereo imaging, harsh artefacts, and smeared transients. But with the bx_limiter TP, Brainworx has taken a new approach, designing the TP algorithm from scratch to make it perform and sound better than other digital limiters – while also eliminating troublesome inter-sample peaks for even cleaner results.

Use bx_limiter True Peak (Affiliate Link) to confidently hit your loudness targets without leaving behind any distortion-inducing inter-sample peaks, and without compromising on the sound quality of your masters.

Pricing and Availability

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Buy bx_limiter True Peak (Affiliate Link)now for only £219.99 / $249.99.

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Signum Audio’s New BUTE Loudness Suite 2 – Smart, Convincing Loudness Metering and True Peak Brickwall Limiter for Post-Production



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Smart, Convincing Loudness Metering and True Peak Brickwall Limiter for Post-Production

Signum Audio release today BUTE Loudness Suite 2 (BUTE-LS2) and BUTE Loudness Analyser 2 (BUTE-LA2), major updates to previous versions, making the mixing and mastering journey even smoother.

BUTE Loudness Suite 2 is a smart, integrated and responsive loudness metering and audio limiting plugin that delivers the tools studios, media, and broadcasting producers need to mix and master professional audio within loudness specifications.

Many producers are moving towards mixing and mastering within loudness specs set internally or by major streaming and broadcasting platforms for quality assurance. By providing metering and limiting functions in the same plugin with smart workflow features to maintain creative flow, BUTE helps optimize the quality of mixes and masters, while avoiding potential distortions downstream.

New in BUTE Loudness Suite 2

The Suite 2 will not overwrite your previous version of BUTE Loudness Suite, so you can have the two plugins running in parallel and not worry about previous projects.

  • New integrated limiting functionality within the main user interface allowing configuration of auto-adaptive release, post-gain, and selection Transparent, Natural and Smooth curves presets (not in BUTE-LA2)
  • New display settings within the main user interface, including new True Peak/LUFS Metering view, Relative/Absolute Scale, and Max/Live modes
  • New Dynamic Range reading as requested by users
  • Improved compatibility with a wide range of DAWs (VST / AU / AAX including AudioSuite)
  • Auto-syncs to DAW on load-up so plugin engages on launch
  • Improved window resizability in full and compact read-out view to optimize screen estate when using multiple programs
  • The compact read-out view retains access to limiting controls
  • Ability to switch tooltips on and off 
  • Simplified read-outs for added clarity
  • Better responsiveness all-round
  • Surround version – auto-detects channel configuration you are using and lets you select the configuration from the drop-down menu in main display to test inputs for up to 7.1.2 Atmos
  • Industry-standard (IEC 60268-18) meter bar fallback behaviour or more natural feel

The Loudness Suite 2 includes Bute Limiter 2,  Bute Normaliser, and Bute Analyser 2 with a bonus integrated TP Limiting feature.  Smart, powerful loudness metering and True Peak Brickwall limiting toolkit for post-production.

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Where can you use BUTE Loudness Suite 2

Mixing & Mastering

  • Produce consistent masters
  • Avoid ‘level shifting’ and clipping downstream
  • Ensure accurate representation of your audio/music
  • Measure and refine dynamic content

Post-production & Broadcasting

  • Hit target levels easily with a wide range of implemented presets
  • Ensure and prove compliance with regulation
  • Balance dialogue, music and effects
  • Manage live broadcasting & streaming levels accurately and efficiently
  • Optimise dynamics for streaming content

Game Design

  • Balance sound effects and dialogue
  • ASWG 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound support (Surround Version)
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Key Features of BUTE Loudness Suite 2

  • Integrated True Peak limiter and loudness metering in one plugin
  • Smart history overview for completely interactive browsing of up to 10-hours of loudness data at a glance
  • The custom alert system flags up areas that need attention with severe (red) or warning (yellow) pointer on the historical overview. User settings can be defined in the settings panel.
  • A smart auto re-metering feature that syncs to DAW on load-up, and auto-detects and reflects any adjustments you make in the DAW on the graphical display
  • Powerful compact read-out view which is completely resizable vertically and horizontally to optimize screen space while keeping readings visible and limiting settings accessible
  • An adaptive auto-release function can be tweaked by a scale factor using the release knob, enabling fine-tuning
  • Ultra-transparent True Peak limiting algorithm means mastered audio stays faithful to the original mix
  • 3 different release curves for Transparent, Natural, and Smooth limiting (BL2 includes an additional “Pumping” and “Linear” release curves for creative music production)
  • Display Settings on the main user interface to switch between True Peak/Metering, Relative/Absolute Scale, or Max/Live modes
  • A highly responsive and informative graphical interface
  • Auto-detects DAW channel configuration with a dropdown menu to select mono, stereo or surround configurations (Surround Version)
  • A wide array of built-in presets for the very latest loudness standards and recommendations
  • Highest quality linear phase upsampling
  • Industry-standard (IEC 60268-18) meter bar fallback for a natural, analog feel
  • Clean and comprehensive read-outs for short-term & momentary loudness, True Peak, and traditional RMS
  • Reloadable session data
  • Save, Load and Export metering data
  • Includes additional copies of BUTE Loudness Normaliser standalone application and BUTE Limiter 2 plugin
  • Available in Stereo or Surround version. The Surround version expands support for multi-channel configurations up to Atmos 7.1.2
  • Available for Windows 7 or higher and Mac OSx 10.9 Lion or higher
  • Compatible with VST / VST3 / AU / AAX (including Audio Suite)
  • Pro Tools 12.5 or higher for Audio Suite format
  • Free future updates

BUTE-LS and BUTE-LA Existing Users

The update will be sent out free to all existing users of BUTE-LS and BUTE-LA. If you have purchased a BUTE plugin from us before, Signum Audio would be happy to offer a discount on the upgrade. Just get in touch with Signum Audio using the email you are registered with, at

Pricing and Availability

The new BUTE Loudness Suite 2 is available now.

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BUTE Loudness Normaliser is MAGIC for Audio Broadcast Standards



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BUTE Loudness Normaliser

The Bute Loudness Normaliser is a high-end standalone application for Windows and Mac, assisting post-production engineers with the final checks of the mastering journey. With our automated solution, you can rest assured your audio is on point before submission in just a few clicks.

Signum Audio’s Bute Loudness Normaliser is absolutely magic. It’s 2step loudness normalization for a large assortment of loudness standards. Radio, TV, Netflix, Youtube, Spotify, iTunes, and many more, these plugins get your perfect results in a few clicks.

Note: This product is the Stereo version. The Surround Sound version of Bute Loudness Analyser is also available.

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