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Re: AUDITORY Digest - 3 Mar 2005 to 4 Mar 2005 (#2005-41)


Eero is right.

Compress, vs. limiting, works even better when applied in several bands.

Fast attack (1 sample, 0 delay) and exp decay is good, psychophysically

3 bands may be enough (2 work) and more can be a problem as many tend to
flatten the spectrum, which is not a good feature.

We need more research on this question, actually.

Jont Allen

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Date:    Fri, 4 Mar 2005 19:52:50 +0200
From:    Eero Aro <arox@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Safety Switch

Tom Maglione wrote:

      I just double checked and you can find out much more by searching on
the web, including some low-cost stereo analog limiters used for some FM
radio and other audio systems. Limiters are also sometimes used in the
recording studio.


Just to comment: all analog limiters add distortion.  Digital compressors and
limiters don't do that, as the signal is delayed a bit, so that when an
is detected in the sidechain, the gain control gets to attenuate the signal
before it hits its head the ceiling.

Check for example TC Electronics "Finalizer".

Eero Aro
sound designer


End of AUDITORY Digest - 3 Mar 2005 to 4 Mar 2005 (#2005-41)