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Audio Compression in a Nutshell Metaphor

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Let’s say you somehow got someone foolish enough to do your every bidding, whatever it may be.

You take him to your studio, grinning, and you force him to do one job, and one job only: you have him hold on to a volume knob for dear life, and every time the sound volume goes above a certain predefined threshold, he should turn the volume down by twisting that knob you chained him to. You instruct him to do so only after a certain time has passed after the threshold was reached – you call this time interval the attack, because you tell that poor man to “attack” the knob to bring down the volume.

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