Here’s how to get IK Multimedia’s $50 T-RackS Classic Clipper for free

T-RackS Classic Clipper
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IK Multimedia has kicked off another music software giveaway; this time it’s offering all subscribers to its newsletter - both new and existing - the T-RackS Classic Clipper dynamics processor for free. This usually retails for $50.

Rather than using peak limiting, this uses peak clipping to tame “unruly peaks”, which can give you a more transparent result. This makes it a popular technique among masting engineers. You can also use it to add a bit of harmonic saturation and warmth.

Offering a vintage look that befits its name, the Classic Clipper features just Gain, Slope and Output controls, so it should be pretty easy to use.

Classic Clipper works in both T-RackS 5 and the free T-RackS 5 CS, which can be used standalone and as a plugin within your DAW. It’s free until 29 June.

You can sign up for the IK Multimedia newsletter here.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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