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Emulating the compressor in Adobe Audition

March 21, 2013 | 8:50 pm

hey guys, so I’d like to build something that works along those lines.
( here’s a video walkthrough of how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RWAjfLr6qiI#t=263s )

Basically it’s like a [function] where the x is your input and y is your output. I figured there’s bound to be a way to do something like this easily in max, but I just can’t grok it.

Do any of you have a good idea where to start? Should I use it to do like a wave transform thing? *gulp*.

thanks heaps.


March 21, 2013 | 9:06 pm

basically I’m looking for a [function~]


March 22, 2013 | 8:30 am

The zigzag~ can be used as a very basic signal domain function. Look at the modes tab of the help file.


March 22, 2013 | 4:04 pm

brilliant, zigzag~ takes functions line~-style messages just fine from the looks of it. A little [abs~]+[*~] and I’m cookin’ :)

Now on to emulate compressor curves. :)

Thanks a ton!


March 24, 2013 | 12:07 am

huh… I spoke too soon. Turns out I can’t seem to work this properly. Dearest JVKR, can you help me dig just a tad bit further into this? I think I’m having problems formatting function line strings properly for zigzag~.


March 24, 2013 | 11:22 am

Hmmm… I spoke too soon as well. True, zigzag does not take into account the horizontal spacing.
This calls for a feature request :)

The only thing I could up with is a lookup~.

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March 24, 2013 | 11:50 am

yeah, that’s one awesome feature request, but it would be a lovely one.


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