D16 rewards its customers with free Frontier limiter plugin

Frontier: use it gently or push it hard.
Frontier: use it gently or push it hard.

D16 is gifting its users a new plugin by the name of Frontier - a self-adaptive and supposedly versatile limiter.

Available to registered D16 users, and also offered for free with the June issue of Computer Music magazine (CM230) this can be used to control the dynamics on single tracks, busses or your master output.

It can be transparent when employed in mixing/mastering situations, but if you push the settings to more extreme levels and make use of the Control Input and Soft Clipping controls, it has more creative sound-shaping applications as well.

For example, D16 says that Frontier can be used as a mono ducker or as a wave-shaping tool. What's more, because of the plugin's automatic gain makeup algorithm, Frontier automatically normalises the signal's volume after it passes the limiting section.

You can find out more and download Frontier on the D16 website. It's available in VST/AU/AAX formats for PC and Mac.

D16 Frontier features

  • Configurable control input
  • Automatic output gain make up
  • Controllable release characteristic
  • Optional soft clip
  • Tag based preset browser
  • Two alternative GUI sizes
  • MIDI-learn functionality throughout
  • 64-bit internal processing
  • Free for registered D16 users
Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

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.