Maximus Alternatives

    Maximus is described as 'delivers transparent peak limiting and volume maximization without coloration of the processed sound, excelling equally well as a final mastering plugin or as a per-track effect'. There are eight alternatives to Maximus for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Linux. The best alternative is iZotope Ozone. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Rough Rider (series) or TDR Kotelnikov. Other great apps like Maximus are Fabfilter Pro C (Paid), Multicomp Plus MK2 (Paid), Comp87 (Paid) and Complexer (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 13, 2021

    1. As the industry’s most comprehensive mastering suite, Ozone 8 adds to its legacy by introducing new intelligent signal processing, spectral shaping, Tonal Balance Control, and more. It’s the smartest version of Ozone yet.
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      FabFilter Pro-C 2 is a high-quality compressor plug-in for the most demanding engineers. Whether you need subtle mastering compression, an upfront lead vocal, that magic drum glue or deep EDM pumping: Pro-C 2 gets the job done with style!


      • FreeProprietary
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      Rough Rider is a compressor effect available as VST and Audio Unit plugins for Windows or Mac an as an Inter-App Audio compatible effect for iOS devices.
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    2. Versatile audio compression plugin featuring 5 models: VCA, OPTO, FET, Console4K and VCA160.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      TDR Kotelnikov is a wideband dynamics processor combining high fidelity dynamic range control with deep musical flexibility.


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      Comp87 is an easy to use zero latency audio compressor plug-in, capable of adding compression, punch and saturation to individual or grouped tracks in the project.
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      Complexer 2 is a multi-stage dynamics processor, featuring three independently controlled dynamics processors, each with a choice of six different modes: Upward and downward compressors, upward and downward expanders, a limiter, and a gate.
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      NYCompressor is a compressor plugin for Windows, Mac and iOS, available in VST and Audio Unity plugin format. FEATURES – Compression ratio up to 1:10. – Optional key signal filtering. – True sidechaining (4 inputs, needs to be supported by host) – Hard/soft knee.
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