Compression Flaring

Hi All,

Just wondering why, when applying Compress Dynamics 1.2.6 to some files (so far it’s been only some samples I have recorded myself), the volume at the end will sometimes flare. I have attached an audio sample, for those interested in hearing it. Maybe this is a known problem with an easy answer. Or maybe the easiest answer is that I’m using a crappy mic - which I’m half expecting to be the case. But if the answer lies with compression settings or some other Audacity setting fix, that would be best.

Compression settings: Ratio .85, Hardness .5, Floor -32, Falloff 5.5, Max.Amp .99

Audacity 2.0.3 from .exe install
Windows 7


Chris’s Dynamic Compressor is not part of the official Audacity release and is not made by the Audacity team, so we can only offer limited support for it.
Try raising the “floor” level a bit and see if that helps.

The current version of Audacity is 2.1.0 and is available here: