AES Budapest 2012
Sunday, April 29, 09:00 — 10:30 (Room: Bartók)
T11 - Design of a Dynamic Range Compressor
Josh Reiss, Queen Mary University of London - London, UK
Despite being one of the most widely used audio effects, dynamic range compression, remains poorly understood. And there is little formal knowledge and analysis of compressor design techniques. This tutorial will describe several approaches to digital dynamic range compressor design. It will demonstrate how to build a compressor from the ground up, and provide audio examples showcasing differences between designs. It will explain why the designs sound different, and provide distortion-based metrics to analyze their quality. It will also provide recommendations for high performance compressor design.
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