The limiter is a type of compressor and typically has one use case: to catch the peaks or louder moments of your source audio file to bring them down in a way that prevents overdrive or distortion to the sound. The effect comes with several presets to choose from, so you can try out different settings to get the desired result you're looking for. You can apply the effect from the Audio Effects section of the Properties Panel.

Descript editor with numbered steps for adding a limiter to a layer's audio


Parameter Description
Reduction Shows how much the limiter is reducing your audio’s volume
The max peak of the audio signal that is allowed to pass through. For example, if set to -1.0dB nothing louder than that will pass through the limiter.
Volume level when the limiting begins. Additionally, the limiter will boost the overall output of your signal to compensate for the reduction in overall signal volume. This results in the overall signal sounding louder as you lower the dB's on the threshold.
How long the gain reduction continues after your audio signal falls below the set threshold level.
Shows the input level of your audio before passing through the limiter.
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