Process with Compressor or Limiter?

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Process with Compressor or Limiter?

Permanent link to this post Posted by edwinn » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:07 am

Have a look at the source file below, a downloaded MP3 at 128 kbps.

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I tried both Limiter (top) using +3dB amplification then Limiter, another +3dB amp then Limiter, a third +3dB amp then Limiter, and finally a +1 dB amp with Limiter.

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Also tried a 8:1 Compressor (bottom) based on Peaks. The RMS values seem higher with Compressor.


Please comment on the pros and cons of these methods.

Tkx,


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Re: Process with Compressor or Limiter?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:32 am

What's the show and what's the goal?

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Re: Process with Compressor or Limiter?

Permanent link to this post Posted by edwinn » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:44 am

It's a talk show at 44 kHz which I re-sample at 22 kHz.

The goal is to even out the levels and increase overall amplitude.

Here's the 8:1 compressor settings..
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Oops, that's 10:1 but you get the idea.


Pros and cons?


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Re: Process with Compressor or Limiter?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:56 am

edwinn wrote:Please comment on the pros and cons of these methods.

LevelSpeech2.NY plugin has the best of both worlds : it's quicker than Audacity's native compressor,
but unlike Audacity's native limiter, it can have different attack & release times.
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Re: Process with Compressor or Limiter?

Permanent link to this post Posted by edwinn » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:42 am

Trebor wrote:LevelSpeech2.NY plugin[/url] has the best of both worlds : it's quicker than Audacity's native compressor,
but unlike Audacity's native limiter, it can have different attack & release times.

I like the way that works. Now to exercise the parameters.

What is LevelSpeech? a previous version with less features?


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