"For really getting a kick out of individual elements in the SFX mix, I can't live without the L3-16."
Burnout, BLACK, Mirror's Edge, Battlefield Heroes, Bad Company
"Waves L3-16 is capable of pushing RMS up much farther than most other tools, while remaining perfectly clean, and seemingly impossibly maintaining transient punch. We now have a mastering tool where we actually find ourselves no longer limited to the maximum level imposed by the ability of the tool, but rather by the aesthetic needs of the art. In other words, we don't have to turn it to 11 anymore just to see if we can. We know we can now turn it to 15, but often find 9 is enough!"
"L3-16 is furthermore able to provide a balance between discrete multi-band limiters and single/wide band limiters, and maintain original frequency balance while still delivering the boost needed to be competitive. This should be the omega for every mastering chain."
Artist, Producer, Sound-Designer, Mastering Engineer, and founder of Galbanum
"I used it on a pre-final mix this weekend and it made a night and day difference in the CD that I was working on. I was able to fashion an RIAA type of curve, but it had drops at both ends with a slight mid-boost. It made a big difference in the tracks I was working with."
Joyful Noise Productions
"Waves have deservedly made a name for themselves through their series of limiter plugins, and have probably more experience and know how in this area than just about any other plugin developer out there. The L3-16 is to me the most flexible, powerful and best sounding Limiter Waves have come up with to date. It is THE absolute no-compromise tool to use when the highest mastering demands are required. I'd hate to be without it."
Engineer / Musician
"If you have a good mix going the L3-16 is all you need for the final mastering. I'll be using it all the time."
Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Albert King