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Optical Compressor

Discussion in 'Audio Terms' started by audiokid, Jun 7, 2010.

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    audiokid Chris Staff Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Prince George, BC
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    A type of audio processor where a light source is used as a means of controlling the amount of attenuation applied to the audio signal. A form of compression developed in the late 50's and while found mostly in high-end equipment, reissues of "vintage" opto compressors have seen a resurgence lately.

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