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authorRyan Billing <>2013-10-04 01:57:00 +1300
committerMichael Giacomelli <>2013-12-15 22:24:08 +0100
commitd0918b98fa0cfba21208a4fb5ed153687b8f02c3 (patch)
tree006ef2bb902dfd83101fbfa3fe63b07f47d9e8e6 /apps/lang/english.lang
parent5b5f0755d6d7fd9e3fdfdb479caeb7fafd0a9960 (diff)
DSP Compressor: Sidechain, Exponential Atk/Rls
This is an improvement to the current compressor which I have added to my own Sansa Fuze V2 build. I am submitting here in case others find it interesting. Features added to the existing compressor: Attack, Look-ahead, Sidechain Filtering. Exponential attack and release characteristic response. Benefits from adding missing features: Attack: Preserve perceived "brightness" of tone by letting onset transients come through at a higher level than the rest of the compressed program material. Look-ahead: With Attack comes clipping on the leading several cycles of a transient onset. With look-ahead function, this can be pre-emptively mitigated with a slower gain change (less distortion). Look-ahead limiting is implemented to prevent clipping while keeping gain change ramp to an interval near 3ms instead of instant attack. The existing compressor implementation distorts the leading edge of a transient by causing instant gain change, resulting in log() distortion. This sounds "woofy" to me. Exponential Attack/Release: eMore natural sounding. On attack, this is a true straight line of 10dB per attack interval. Release is a little different, however, sounds natural as an analog compressor. Sidechain Filtering: Mild high-pass filter reduces response to low frequency onsets. For example, a hard kick drum is less likely to make the whole of the program material appear to fade in and out. Combined with a moderate attack time, such a transient will ride through with minimal audible artifact. Overall these changes make dynamic music sound more "open", more natural. The goal of a compressor is to make dyanamic music sound louder without necessarily sounding as though it has been compressed. I believe these changes come closer to this goal. Enjoy. If not, I am enjoying it Change-Id: I664eace546c364b815b4dc9ed4a72849231a0eb2 Reviewed-on: Tested: Purling Nayuki <> Reviewed-by: Michael Giacomelli <>
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+ desc: in sound settings
+ user: core
+ <source>
+ *: none
+ swcodec: "Attack Time"
+ </source>
+ <dest>
+ *: none
+ swcodec: "Attack Time"
+ </dest>
+ <voice>
+ *: none
+ swcodec: "Attack Time"
+ </voice>
desc: in sound settings
user: core