The Requisite L2m is a pretty good limiter for you to master with. Its actually pretty old and has been around for a while. There really isn’t much of a need for it anymore its big and bulky. There are a ton of limiters in software that work better than this does now. But some people still love their hardware!
The Requisite L2m can really bring your master to a great quality and push all of your levels. Unfortunately as I stated before this thing is huge and takes up a lot of your rack spaces. I have used this on my workstation years ago, and I remember how big it was! The learning curve for this is only a few days, could be shorter if you read the manual which is very easy to understand for such a complex piece of hardware. You can really tweak your master with this unit though, change your ratio’s and peak out at 0 decibels and you will be good to go with a high quality master.
The sound quality of it is great, you wont find many limiters around that can bring you this quality of sound. You will really like it, I have used it mastering about 25 to 30 tracks and they all have come out great and have go great feedback on them. I kinda wish that I didn’t sell it years ago. But I just didn’t have the space for it anymore because I record at home and there just isn’t room for it unless I was just going to sit it on a table or something.
Overall, this gear will work great for you. But I wouldn’t get it in today’s world with all of the software on the market. Believe me I am a old school guy, I love hardware a lot and still own a lot of hardware. But if I can clean up some space by getting rid of big rack able units I will. This just happened to be one piece that had to go. But to anyone looking to get it, don’t let me push you away, you will love the Requisite L2m It will really bring your songs to life and make them sound BIG! If you have the space go for it!
The Requisite L2M is a stereo mastering limiter, that can be used in all desired situations including mixing, tracking, and mastering. This is made up of all analog parts and is also all tube based. The L2M is based on the classic LA-2A and like the LA-2A it is an optical compressor. This however has a much more in depth make up than the LA-2A. It is rack mountable and it will take up three rack spaces in a traditional casing.
The configuration of the Requisite L2M is fairly complex for a limiter, but this is one of the best things about it as it really allows you to account for every detail in your sound and offers up a plethora of helpful options. The main parameters on each of the two channels includes those for output level, peak reduction/expansion, response curve, and expansion range. In then has a bunch of switches for bypass, level range, mode (limit or expand), ratio (10:1 or 3:1), VU meter, and then power and linking. There are VU meters for each of the channels that will show either output level or reduction/expansion. The manual is probably a good thing to have around, but I haven't seen it.
The sound of the Requisite L2M makes it one of the best sounding limiter that I've ever had the pleasure of using. Since it designed for mastering, it is designed to be incredibly specific and precise. While I've only used it for mastering a few tracks, it sounds incredible for both mastering or mixing. It will work well with whatever application you want to use it for, as it has the versatility to adapt to any situation...
The Requisite L2M is just about as good as a piece of gear can be. All of it's parts are top quality and since this is a smaller company they have decided to make less products than most other companies, but make them at an extremely high quality for professionals looking for the best gear that they can get, regardless of the price. If you ever get the chance to use the L2M it will most likely be in a mastering setting, but any way you get to use the L2M will be worth doing it as it will undoubtedly be a good experience for all engineers.