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 material, having the effect of raising the overall volume of our signal. At first this might sound like we are improving our mix, however it is a very dangerous tool as it can lead to audible distortion and ruin our 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 technician not to use one on the main mix bus (sometimes they use these to give the customer the impression that the mix is better, when all it does is sound 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 software for recording, editing, etc. on the market. audio (they are called DAW, Digital Audio Workstation). All of them have meters that show us the signal level. By default, these meters show us the peak level of the signal with 0dBFS as the maximum level before there is digital error.
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