9. Common terms
On this page, you will find common terms all around audio compressors:
possibility to insert an equalizer into a “side branch” of the compressor, in order to attenuate or amplify a certain frequency (similar to multiband compression)
compressor characteristic with a softer transition between the uncompressed and compressed sections
compressor characteristic with a hard transition between the uncompressed and compressed sections, as pictured above
this term may appear in connection with software compressors and describes the (virtual) circuit design of the compressor, e.g. Opto.
Limits the audio signal to a certain level. A compressor with a ratio of 8:1 or higher acts as a limiter.
“Front of house”, meaning the mixing desk for the main mix played through the audience speakers (which is located in front of the “house” rsp. the audience, as opposed to the mixing desk for the monitor mix for the musicians)
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