A dynamics processor allows you to control the level (volume) of your audio. When set up correctly, it does this in a transparent way, not making hugely noticeable alterations to the sound, but nevertheless giving you the control that you may need. Radio stations, television stations, pro club DJs, etc, use dynamics processors.
With CD Scratch you receive a fully fledged, pro-quality dynamics processor comprising AGC, compressor and limiter. Full control is given to each of the characteristics of each processor section. You can duplicate a squashy or punchy radio sound if you like, but you can also obtain smooth, consistent audio that is not noticeably altered from the original. Whatever your requirements are at anytime, you can quickly adjust the settings and your levels will be handled professionally.
For an understanding of how the Ots Labs Dynamics Processor can help you click here.
Ever noticed how CDs often vary greatly in volume? You have the volume set just perfectly, then another song comes on from another CD and it's either way too loud, or too quiet. The Ots Labs Dynamics Processor handles this problem with style.
If you have background music playing in an office environment, or music during dinner, it is not supposed to be too all-encompassing, and consequently dynamics can present a problem. You want the music to be heard, but not annoying, or distracting to conversation. The normal dynamic range of a CD is almost as high as that of the human ear. CDs are mastered by audio engineers to sound great when you are fully focused and the music is the centre of your attention. We don't always listen to music in this context however, and therefore there are many situations where a dynamics processor is of tremendous benefit. The Ots Labs Dynamics Processor presets will help you in this regard.
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To find the Dynamics Processor dialog box click on the button, or right click on the Dynamics Processor meter.
Ots Labs Dynamics Processor dialog box explained
Automatic Gain Control button: Enables/Disables the Automatic Gain Control in the Dynamics Processor.
Compressor button: Enables/Disables the Compressor in the Dynamics Processor.
Limiter button: Enables/Disables the Limiter in the Dynamics Processor.
Input gain slider: Adjusts the Input Level into the Dynamics Processor.
Output gain slider: Adjusts the Output Level out of the Dynamics Processor.
Lounge button: Enables the Lounge Dynamics Processor preset.
DJ button: Enables the DJ Dynamics Processor preset.
Party button: Enables the Party Dynamics Processor preset.
Office button: Enables the Office Dynamics Processor preset.
Radio button: Enables the Radio Dynamics Processor preset.
Fletcher-Munson compensation: (estimate audience dB SPL) options: An advanced setting for compensating for the fact that the human ear has a different frequency "response" depending on the loudness of sound.
Dynamics Processor Presets
Dynamics Processor meter explained