Dynamics pt. 1: Compressors, limiters, expanders, and gates


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Dynamics pt. 1: Compressors, limiters, expanders, and gates

Now let's take a look at plug- ins that deal with dynamics; that means plug-ins that affect the dynamic range of a sound. Now, these effects work kind of based on the relationship of a sound to a threshold. A threshold is a certain level of volume that you set that once the sound interacts with it, the Dynamics plug-in is going to do something to that sound. There are basically two kinds of effects in the dynamics processing world. There are those that care about any sound that goes above the threshold, and then there are those that care about what sounds don't make it up to the threshold, or live below the threshold.

So, let's start by taking a look at those that care about the sounds that go above the threshold. These are known as compressors or limiters. So, a compressor and a limiter are kind of the same animal; they are just different degrees of effect. We'll start by kind of talking about the compressor, and then show you that the limiter is really the same thing, jus...

Dynamics pt. 1: Compressors, limiters, expanders, and gates
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