6.7 Dynamics Processor

Dynamics Processor

Dynamic Processor allows modification of signal dynamics, including compression, gating, expanding, or any other dynamics modifications. This plugin is very similar to Waveshaper.

X/Y Graph

  • Curve: represents dynamic range in a linear scale of 0-1 amplitude.

  • X axis: represents the peak level of input.

  • Y axis: represents target level of output.

The Graph shows exact sample values rather than dbFS, making it appear non-linear. Also note that a line of x=y will not alter the signal.

Graph Editing

  • Left Click draws lines following the cursor.

  • Shift + Left Click draws a straight line between the current and last point.

  • +/- 1dB: shifts graph line along the Y axis.

  • SMOOTH: smooths graph via cubic interpolation.

  • RESET: nukes graph and reverts it to default x=y function.

Knobs

  • INPUT: adjusts level of input gain.

  • OUTPUT: adjusts level of output gain.

  • ATTACK: adjusts how quickly the peak level rises.

  • RELEASE: adjusts how quickly the peak level falls.

These controls are analogous to those of a compressor.

Peak Detection

The level of the signal is measured in peak levels, there are three modes of peak detection:

  • MAXIMUM: measures the maximum amplitude between the left and right channel.

  • AVERAGE: measures the average amplitude between the left and right channels.

  • UNLINKED: separately measures amplitude between the left and right channels. (The same dynamics curve and pre/post amplification is applied to both channels)