Loudness war goes on and on – but don´t worry, there is a solution and it doesn´t cost too much. Voxengo Elephant is a mastering limiter that is transparent, doesn´t pump and gives you loudness enough for serious mastering. Voxengo Elephant is actually so good that I would compare it to Waves L2 limiter.
Voxengo Elephant has 64 bit floating point processing, multi channel processing, 10 predefined limiter modes, A/B comparisons and noise shaped dithering. It´s available as AU and VST plugins.
+ sound quality
+ supports multi-channel at any standard sample rate