Limiter

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The limiter is a menu of sound settings that originated in JummBox 2.1, accessible via the edit menu of the song settings or a keybind (Shift + L on keyboard). The limiter settings are utilized as a mixing tool volume-wise for the entire song.

Details

The prompt contains a built-in play button for hearing the song, a graph displaying the gain and volume of the song, as well as two volume bars underneath it for the input/output volumes of the song, 4 sliders cut into sections of boost, cutoff, threshold, and ratio, two sliders (which for a while were defunct) for limiter decay/rise, an overall volume slider (master gain) for increasing/decreasing the volume of the song, and a reset button for bring the settings back to their original values. The limiter will not allow the overall volume to go over 1.0, as this is the maximum volume most computers and speakers will output. Here are the settings in detail, although these details may not be most accurate:

  • Boost/Compressor Threshold - Increases the gain of quiet sounds. Moving this slider may also move the cutoff/limiter threshold slider to prevent the volume from going over 1.0. Visually, the graph shows this as a bolder left-side.
  • Cutoff/Limiter Threshold - Cuts off the gain of loud sounds. Moving this slider may also move the boost/compressor threshold slider to prevent the volume from going over 1.0. Visually, the graph shows this as the starting point of the cutoff moving more to the left.
  • Boost/Compressor Ratio - Changes the severity of the "Boost" threshold. Visually, the graph shows this as the boost/compressor threshold's side receiving a new amount of gain. This does nothing if the boost/compressor threshold slider is at the very left-side.
  • Cutoff/Limiter Ratio - Changes the severity of the "Cutoff" threshold. Visually, the graph shows this as the cutoff amplitude changing height/amount of gain. This does nothing if the cutoff/limiter threshold slider is at the very right-side.
  • Limit Rise - Controls how fast the limiter will apply the thresholds. It has no visual effect on the graph displayed.
  • Limit Decay - Controls how fast the limiter returns to neutral. It has no visual effect on the graph displayed.
  • Master Gain - Changes the overall song's volume from 0 to 1.0. This is to be used to change overall song volume rather than the one seen outside of the prompt, as it is only a preference (only changes user-based). It has no visual effect on the graph displayed.