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Dynamic Processing

From Chace Audio

“Dynamic processing” refers to the process of affecting the dynamics (loudness/levels) of an audio program.

The most common type of dynamic processing is compression or limiting, which raises the level of quiet program material and restricts the level of loud program material. Compression is commonly used when the source program, having been originally created for an application with a wide dynamic range (such as a digital theatrical soundtrack), must be repurposed for an application with a smaller dynamic range (such as broadcast television).

Gating or expansion is the opposite of compression; gating reduces the level of the quiet portions of program, and expansion increases the levels of the louder portions of program.

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