We are pleased to feature a review in the Mix Magazine March issue on the Airfield Audio Liminator 2. Kevin Becka has given it a fantastic review,
“The Liminator 2 is at the top of the boutique compressor heap. It offers plenty of personality,
flattering most everything it touches”. Read the review here
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Nile Rodgers & Richard Hilton, Le Crib Studios
“The Airfield Liminator has become an indispensable tool in our rack at Le Crib Studios. It is truly a great sounding piece of gear and we enjoy it immensely.”
João Carvalho, João Carvalho Mastering
“Regarding the Airfield Limiter’s insanely clean, endless and limitless headroom, I have to say it’s become my secret weapon while mastering”.
Gene Lennon, producer/mix engineer:
“Working on Joe’s Signature album, used the Liminator on most of the project. I was impressed. I used the Airfield where I would normally use a CLxx or xSta, and it always delivered. The artist was happy, the label was happy, I was happy. Signature went on to be a number one album and was picked by iTunes as the R&B album of the year. It got a lot of good reviews for its sound”.
Dan Suter, Echo Chamber Mastering, Zurich:
“Liminator is a Groove Machine, a shaper – with the best release I have ever heard. The Liminator is one of the most used units in my chain. I had never problems with bass-heavy music. The Liminator handles all kind of material, also EDM and hip-hop, absolutely great. The compressor sounds never stressed or swamped. I love the device, it’s great”.
Bob Rock, Producer for Tragically Hip, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Motley Crue
Used it on guitar tracks for The Tragically Hip CD, We Are The Same.
George Tanderø Mastering, Oslo:
It has such a lovely way of making a track feel more cohesive and very musical! Amazing! Best groove I´ve heard from any compressor, and I´ve had A LOT of them. It has something very special in the way it makes music flow and groove. The tone is super sweet too!
Jan Ohlhorst, Fine Mastering, Bavaria:
This is an impressive compressor, the release is unbelievable.
Bill Dillon, guitarist for Robbie Robertson, Iggy Pop, Counting Crows, Neville Brothers, Dan Lanois, Sarah McLachlan
“It’s a lovely piece. It’s gorgeous” It sounds f-o¶+®ing amazing.
Last Punch Mastering, Glasgow:
a groovy, musical, opto character, smooth operator. Hard to stress out, vintage style tone, 2 transformer option, loads of headroom.
Jeff Eden, Studio8.ca
“The minute I walk into my control room, my eye immediately fixates on the L2…it just looks so cool! The minute you send something through it…LOOK OUT! Love at first sight & sound really does exist!”
Simon Li, nOiz Mastering, Hong Kong:
…loving what it’s doing to the mix.
Francesco Salvadori, Berlin:
The sound is fantastic. I love the option of having two trafo. For electronic music in the need of some iron, it’s just perfect. Side chain up to 300 as well.
Dami Knight, artist:
Thank you so much for this unit it’s amazing
Pierre Marchand (producer, Sarah McLachlan)
“IT SOUNDS GREAT”
Pascal Shefteshy (engineer, Pierre Marchand, Sarah McLachlan)
“The Airfield is AWESOME!!! Sound is very beautiful and not too colored so I ran some grand pianos in there with great success as well as more intense compression settings for drum room mics, it’s creamy and great! I like how simple it is to use and how quickly you can get a sound out of it.”
Chad Irschick, Inception Sound Studios:
“It sounds fantastic. Love it on vocal, bass, trombone, kick drum. Nice action, very musical.”
Michael Philip Wojewoda, Box Office Poison:
“I am enjoying the stereo unit. It sounds great on crunchy drum sounds and nice as a gentle program limiter as well. The unit does sound nice and snappy on snare with the attack set to quickest. First choice on electric guitar at ratio 8, threshold near maximum.”
Tim Branton, Inside Music:
“The Liminator, I think it could possibly be the best compressor I’ve ever heard. I truly believe that. It’s amazing. I use it on vocals, acoustic guitar and bass. It is REALLY smooth, it’s something else, congratulations, that’s a nice piece of work.”
Jimmy Shaw, Metric:
“It sounds very good.”
Andy Tommasi, Bedford Studios:
“It sounds very, very, very, very good.”
Glen Marshall, Vibe Wrangler
“wow, your piece really passes signal…sounds great man! We’ve been tracking with it and putting whole mixes thru it and it is VERY versatile…VERY impressive.
Jeremy Darby, Canterbury Music
Absolutely stellar. It is my “go to”compressor