[PD] limiter questions

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Wed Aug 26 11:40:55 CEST 2009

Subtract 3 or 4 dB from the original 90 dB you used for the calculation? 
It has to do with peak-to-peak, which you need for absolute limiting, 
versus RMS which is what [env~] gives you, as I mentioned in the first 


Mirko Maier wrote:
>> ... which is normal, because your input signal has a short click, too. A
>> limiter will not elimiate clicks of arbitrary shortness. A lowpass 
> filter
>> does
>> that or a clipper.
> Ok, thank you for that information.
>> Attached is a declicked version of your patch, which also has an input
>> declicker.
> Thanks! But can anybody help me with my 1st question: how to convert the limitation calculation in decibels back to values that limit the original signal correctly. At the moment, in my patch it doesn't really limit.
> Best
> Mirko

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