Nomad Factory Limiting Amplifier LM-662
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Nomad Factory Limiting Amplifier LM-662

Limiting Amplifier LM-662, Software limiter from Nomad Factory.

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moosers 19/01/2010

Nomad Factory Limiting Amplifier LM-662: Produktbewertung von moosers (content in English)

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The Nomad Factory Limiting Amplifier LM-662 is stereo compressor/limiter in Nomad's line of 'analog' plug-ins.  I found that the process of installing the plug-in was just as easy as installing any other plug-in out there, as you should just follow the step by step instructions that it gives you.  I didn't have any compatibility issues at all as the plug-in is fully working with Pro Tools.  The interface of the software is overall pretty consistent and easy to follow as each channel has a few familiar parameters to work with.  It has knobs for input level, threshold, attack/release time, gain control, and DC adjust.  The last parameter, and probably my favorite feature of the plug-in is a slider for controlling the next of 12AX7 tube emulation.  I've never seen the manual for the LM-662, so I can't say anything about its make up.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I've currently got the Nomad Factory Limiting Amplifier LM-662 running on my Mac Book Pro that has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM.  I run the plug-in in Pro Tools LE 7.4 that runs with a Digi 002R audio interface or a Digidesign Micro Box, depending on where I'm working from.  Within this rig, I'm able to run the plug-in in multiple instances without an issue.  How well the plug-in runs really totally depends on the overall system that you're running it on, but a good gauge is if you are already running some decent size plug-ins in your set up, I don't think that this will give you too much trouble.


OVERALL OPINION

I'm overall a big fan of the way the Nomad Factory Limiting Amplifier LM-662 sounds.  While none of these plug-ins that claim to be 'analog' based really sound analog, the LM-662 is a pretty good emulator.  Its definitely not a replacement for analog gear in my opinion, but if you're on a budget and/or prefer to work inside of the box, the Nomad Factory Limiting Amplifier LM-662 is a great compressor/limiter plug-in to check out.  It is reasonably priced and is the type of plug-in that will impressive professionals and amateurs alike...