What do mastering limiters do to sound other than making it louder?
e.g. say you have a distorted guitar and run it through a brickwall limiter. IME it makes it more brittle and crunchy compared to the raw mix. I'm just wondering if it's normal the limiter changes the sound, and if so, how it changes sound and what the best practices are. Is there a thread that lists best practices or a book someone can recommend?