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Extended Range Compressor Curve Values

Question asked by db10 on Mar 10, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 7, 2011 by BrettG

The extended range compressor allows processing of input values up to +23.999 dB. In Sigma Studio, if one sets the graph to flat, the capture window shows that the address values written past the +6dB point are such that the output would be limited to 6dB. For example, the value written for the +24dB address input is .125 or -18dB. 24dB - 18dB = 6dB limit.


In an actual application, if a micro-controller were to write 1 to all address values up to +24dB would the compressor pass the input signal through at 1:1 or would it continue to clip to +6dB? In other words, does the compressor limit to the last two points on the curve at +3db and +6dB regardless of what is written to the remaining addresses.