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The 4040 Retro Limiter combines a look-ahead brick wall limiter function with several subjective treatments to make the limiting action subtle, and yet vintage.
All Retro plug-ins use a McDSP designed output stage that puts a unique transformer-like touch on the audio signal. Retro plug-ins are a line of ‘classics’ that can live up to their own name without emulating something else.

Huge Drums
The 4040 Retro Limiter is a great device for peak limiting on individual tracks such as drums.
Tracking
Vocals, drums, and other highly transient material can always benefit from a little bit of peak control from the 4040.
Mastering
The 4040 Retro Limiter is a highly stylized algorithm that is great on all kinds of two-track material!
"I used a 4040 Limiter on the master bus as well when we mix...Very smooth and not obvious."
Jason Miles
Grammy Award Winning Producer
"I used a 4040 Limiter on the master bus as well when we mix...Very smooth and not obvious."
Jason Miles
Grammy Award Winning Producer
Features
  • Unique original algorithms with transparent yet vintage sound

  • Up to 36 dB of signal gain

  • Unique Output Stage Topology
  • Double precision processing

  • Zero latency

  • Collection of presets from award winning mix engineers

  • Mono and stereo versions
Formats
  • HD: AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST3
  • Native: AAX Native, AU, VST3
WANT TO LISTEN TO THE 4040 IN ACTION?
End Compressor Chains With A Limiter
There are many situations in which you might want to consider topping off your compression chain with a limiter!
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Ceiling
Determine the top volume that outputs from the 4040.
IO section
Precisely monitor the input and output signal levels.
Gain Reduction meter
Monitor the amount of gain being reduced in realtime.
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