What is a maximizer?
A maximizer limits the signal but has an extra parameter: automatic gain. This means that for every dB it limits, the maximizer returns one dB to the sound, raising the overall volume of the signal. At first this might sound like it's improving the mix, however it is a very dangerous tool as it can lead to audible distortion and ruin the production.
How do I find out if my songs have a limiter or a maximizer?
The first thing would be for you to tell the mixing engineer not to use one on the main mix bus (sometimes they use these to give customers the impression that the mix is better, when the only thing it does is make it louder). On the other hand, one way to identify it would be by looking at the waveform of your song. If you see that the wave of your mix is very homogeneous, then it is likely that a maximizer was used.
How do I find out the peak amplitude level?
There are different softwares for sound recording and editing on the market(they are called DAW — Digital Audio Workstation). All of them have meters that show the signal level. By default, these meters show the peak level of the signal with 0dBFS as the maximum level.
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