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Attack and release in dynamic processors

Attack and release in dynamic processors: Digital Audio Foundations
Attack and release in dynamic processors: Digital Audio Foundations

Dynamic processing doesn't happen instantaneously. To smooth out the effects, two parameters called attack and release slow down its effects. Attack sets how quickly sounds louder than the threshold are affected, and release sets how quickly sounds softer than the threshold are affected. Matt shows how different a compressor can sound with a short attack vs. a long attack, and also defines the knee parameter and shows how a compressor sidechain works.

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