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Audio Postproduction for Digital Video by Jay Rose

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Chapter 13

Dynamics Control

Remember this:

Automatic level processors can be a lot more subtle and sophisticated than the AGC in a camera, and they can be a powerful tool for adding punch and controlling some kinds of noise.

While there are a variety of dynamics processors with different purposes, they all have similar controls. Understand how these controls work in one device, and you’ll be able to use them in others.

You can also use these devices to make elements fit together better in a mix, or even change the character of sound effects and musical instruments.

A compressor works like an automatic volume control. It uses the envelope of a signal to control the signal’s level, keeping the output volume relatively constant even ...

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