[PD] Building a compressor in PD?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Wed Nov 28 14:16:55 CET 2007

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007, Andy Farnell wrote:

> without needing a limiter since the apparent loudenss is a function of both
> amplitude and time - so you reduce the "body" of the sound while allowing
> the subtleties of the attack to come through and leave it clearly defined
> in the mix -  good examples of use are for guitar, bass and drums.

In the case of guitar and bass, it depends on whether they're already 
quite clipped (limited) beforehand. If one use a fuzz pedal to get a 90's 
grunge sound or so, the attack is pretty much gone: you may get less 
attack than in a violin. If otoh you have an acoustic guitar on which you 
play any number of pulls on it, the pulls will have sharp loud attacks 
over a relatively quiet average volume, more so than harpsichord and piano 
(unless you open the box and pull the strings by hand).

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