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Measured Compressor Decay (release) Times

Question asked by db10 on Mar 24, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 25, 2011 by BrettG

For a peak compressor block, I'm measuring with a scope the actual release times for different values of decay entered into the Decay (dB/S) parameter.

Compressor attenuation is set for -20dB. Up to values of about 400 dB/sec decay, total release times measured on the scope match the expected 20dB x sec/dB setting (e.g. about 50mSec at 400dB/sec). However, for Decay setting greater than about 400dB/sec I see no further decrease in total release time.

The capture window does show that different values are being written for each decay setting.


Any thoughts on why this is occurring?