Soft Clipping in Reason

Soft Clip

Maybe you don’t know this but in Reason you can use the Soft Clip effect without using the Limiter of the MClass Maximizer. Just switch off the Limiter button and the whole device now works as a soft clipping device. You can overdrive the signal but the device will never ever go over 0 dB. The Soft Clip Amount parameter goes from sharper sounding clipping types (more high overtones) to a very rounded sounding clipped tone (less high overtones).

Don’t use it on the master, although you perfectly can, but use this per channel. You can fool any Summing Bus Purist with it 😀

5 Responses to Soft Clipping in Reason

  1. Indra June 6, 2015 at 4:51 pm #

    What do you mean by “Summing Bus Purist”? Is this a reference to some special technique that people use?

  2. Sebastian Moore June 14, 2017 at 9:41 am #

    What about the SSL peak mode compressor? Isn’t just (almost?) the same behaviour?

    • Marco Raaphorst June 14, 2017 at 9:44 am #

      The SSL is just a compressor. Will go over 0 db. It’s not a clipper.

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