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Old 27th February 2008
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Compression: Rms vs Peak

Hi everyone,

I've been researching all over the internet to find out as much as I can about the two different modes of compression. I've so far understand all the definitions, technically speaking the behaviours, and all the calculations of RMS. But I still dont quite get the difference in the outcomes; so RMS deals with the average signal of the input and doesn't handles the peaks? What if the input signal only has so few peaks above the threshold, then it is better off using the Peak mode?

What I'm looking for is more of a visual explanation of the how an original input signal would differ by using either the Peak or RMS mode.

if anyone can help me out? THANK YOU!