Compressor

Compressor
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A way of evening out the sound levels in an audio file. It can be done realtime while recording in hardware or post production via software. The goal is to make sure the listener doesn’t need to constantly adjust the volume as different people speak or different segments or a show begin and end.

Audio and video glossary. 2014.

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  • Compressor — may refer to: Gas compressor, a mechanical device that compresses a gas (e.g., air or natural gas) A device used to apply video compression to a video signal A device used to apply audio data compression to an audio signal A device used to apply… …   Wikipedia

  • compressor — 1839, from L. compressor, agent noun from comprimere (see COMPRESS (Cf. compress)). As a type of surgical instrument, from 1870. As short for air compressor, from 1874 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Compressor — Com*press or, n. [L.] Anything which serves to compress; as: (a) (Anat.) A muscle that compresses certain parts. (b) (Surg.) An instrument for compressing an artery (esp., the femoral artery) or other part. (c) An apparatus for confining or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compressor — |ô| adj. 1. Que comprime. • s. m. 2.  [Anatomia] Músculo compressor. 3.  [Cirurgia] Instrumento próprio para exercer compressão …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Compressor — (lat., Zusammendrücker, Anat.); C. nasi, Muskel, welcher die Nasenflügel zusammendrückt, s. Kopfmuskel; C. prostătae, Muskel, durch dessen Wirkung der Saft der Vorsteherdrüse (s.d.) ausgepreßt wird …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Compressor —   [englisch, kəm presə], Kompressor …   Universal-Lexikon

  • compressor — ► NOUN 1) an instrument or device for compressing something. 2) a machine used to supply air or other gas at increased pressure …   English terms dictionary

  • compressor — [kəmpres′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that compresses 2. a muscle that compresses a part 3. a machine, esp. a pump, for compressing air, gas, etc …   English World dictionary

  • compressor — [1] A mechanism in a refrigerator or air conditioner that pumpsvaporizedrefrigerant out of the evaporator, compresses it to a relatively high pressure and then delivers it to the condenser. [2] A tool for compressing a coil spring, such as a… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • compressor — /keuhm pres euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that compresses. 2. Anat. a muscle that compresses some part of the body. 3. Surg. an instrument for compressing a part of the body. 4. a pump or other machine for reducing volume and increasing pressure …   Universalium

  • compressor — UK [kəmˈpresə(r)] / US [kəmˈpresər] noun [countable] Word forms compressor : singular compressor plural compressors a machine that compresses air or gas …   English dictionary

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