[PlanetCCRMA] JAMin in pure data

Steve Harris S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Mar 7 04:15:03 2005

On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 12:52:25 +0000, Stefan Turner wrote:
> --- Aengus Martin <aengus@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Maybe I'm missing something - Why would one use a
> > limiter straight
> > after a compressor? A limiter is a compressor...
> I think generally compressors are used with slower
> attack times, so you want a limiter with a quicker
> attack time to catch any peaks which are too quick for
> the compressor. I don't really use compression at the
> moment though so apologies if I'm wrong.

Thats pretty much true, though compressors can go fast, but the chief
difference is that a limiter as a gain ratio of Inf:1 (or is it 1:Inf?),
whereas compressors generally only go to 20:1 or so.

- Steve