IQ-Series Limiter

HOFA IQ-Series Limiter GUI

If you’re looking for the (mastering) limiter, that simply makes your productions maximally loud, you’ve finally found it.


Just make it LOUD!


Where other plugins try to attract with many controls, the IQ-Series Limiter convinces with a clear design that resembles an exclamation mark. And that is what this plugin will do: setting an exclamation mark after all your productions.


1 switch and 1 control


All necessary settings are regulated by the elaborately programmed intelligent algorithms, adapting themselves to the incoming audio signal.


Features V 1.0.10 (changelog):

  • highly adaptive limiting for maximum loudness with minimum artefacts
  • 16 and 24 bit dithering for the highest demands
  • three intelligent algorithms
  • precise intersample peak metering
  • changeable plugin window size
  • interactive tooltips & manual onboard
  • “set as default” preset
  • works with all common sampling frequencies
  • 64-bit internal processing
  • support for PC and Mac, 32 and 64-bit DAWs

The HOFA IQ-Series Limiter makes for:

  • outstanding results in spite of the easy handling
  • top pro masterings
  • “in your face” sounds also in the mixing process (e.g. groups, vocals, instruments)
After the release of the IQ-Series Limiter we were really glad to see, how many users made room in their virtual mastering rack for our clever loudness tool. When the software received awards like „Best Of Equipment“, „Editors Choice“ and „Readers-Award” for the best plugin, it became clear, that the combination of super-easy handling and highly professional results is utterly convincing.


  • The software can be activated and used on two machines at the same time with the HOFA-Plugins Manager. It is possible to deactivate licenses and transfer them to another machine. Also, HOFA plugins can be activated and used offline. A description of the activation and deactivation process is available here.
  • The same flash drive can be used for our and other plugin developers' USB-licenses.


  • HOFA Plugins work with Windows 7/8/10, Vista and WinXP, as well as Intel-Mac from OS X 10.6.
  • Audio Unit, VST, VST3, RTAS and AAX, 32 and 64 Bit.
  • HOFA Plugins are tested constantly on the following DAWs:
    Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo/Wavelab, MOTU Digital Performer, Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Magix Samplitude/Sequoia, Avid Pro Tools, Cakewalk Sonar, Presonus Studio One, Cockos Reaper, FL Studio

Click here to download the IQ-Series Limiter Manual.

HOFA IQ-Series Limiter: only 129,90 €


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User feedback & reviews:

Chris Bergmann

The HOFA IQ-Series Limiter is a beast. It is not only clear and transparent, it keeps transients in the mix intact and perfect. The GUI is simple and intuitive, but there are many things going on in the background with this limiter that help you to achieve the best possible final mix. HOFA did not receive The Reader Award 2015 BEST PLUGIN for the HOFA IQ-Series Limiter for no reason. It is a fantastic piece of software, and whether you are a home recording enthusiast or a professional engineer, you would be a fool for not trying out this limiter on your projects.

Chris Bergmann
Producer / Engineer for 23 years. 30,000 songs mixed and mastered.
RFJ Music


I just wanted to thank you for this really ingenious limiter!
It makes mastering a lot easier for me. Epic!
Kim Kahle | LUSCIOUS – tunes | Hamburg – Germany




Last week I was wrapping up an album project that I have been producing, recording and mixing for a client over quite a long period. I had been tasked with the mastering process as well. I had taken such care with the whole process, that when It came to the mastering process I was pretty dissatisfied with the result that I achieved bringing up the level of the final mixes with one of the industry standard maximisers. Ironically at the same time I received an email from HOFA about the IQ-Series Limiter so decided to try out the demo. I can happily say that the IQ-Series Limiter retained the integrity of the sound that I had achieved throughout the album production, and that it ended up being the final limiter on all tracks of the album.
Thank You HOFA.

Christopher Tuck | DarkPopChris | Cape Town – South Africa
Producer / Mixer / Composer



In the world of too many knobs & adjustments, HOFA IQ-Series Limiter nails it beautifully with the simple 2 knob design. This plugin just does what it says: “LOUD” !!!
Whether mastering or on single instruments, you’ll love what it brings to your productions.
Clean with just enough snap, HOFA IQ-Series Limiter delivers the goods !!!

Scott Yahney
Producer / musician / remixer



Twin League

Our two standard limiters were replaced by the HOFA IQ-Series Limiter, which we meanwhile use in all of our productions. It works brilliant with very dynamic songs, sounds much more transparent and more natural than the much acclaimed Slate FG-X, and does not tend to “pump” like the FabFilter. A big compliment to the programmer, who managed to combine an absolute top-plugin with simple handling.

Wolfgang OLA Kaufmann | TWIN LEAGUE S&P
Composers team | Producers | Mixers
several chart positions in Germany and Austria, currently with “Tränen aus Eis” artist “Herzdame”


prof_audio_mag… so easy to handle and convinces with an excellent sound.

Editors Choice 2014 – Professional Audio





The HOFA IQ-Series Limiter is a sophisticated and professional mastering tool at a fair price. The sound quality is on the highest level and the handling is exemplarily easy. No matter how you look at it, this limiter has to be recommended.

Recording Magazin





As a user you get an easy-to-use brickwall limiter with a convincing sound quality – even when used with extreme settings – and an affordable price. What more could you ask for?





The IQ-Series Limiter is literally a stunner!

Professional Audio | Magazine for recording technology




Sound Bytes… it doesn’t change the source sound in any direction except by being louder. Actually, that is all I want from a limiter.

Sound Bytes
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You can find the complete reviews in German language here

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HOFA wishes you much success and a lot of fun with your productions.


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