Re: DynamicsCompressorNode

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Jean-Marc Valin <> wrote:
> Well, why not have a hardcoded limiter that cannot be overridden? Sounds
> like it would provide higher quality with no way to "cheat the system".
> This would prevent loudness war and "ads are so loud" issues right from
> the start. The compressor could still be used an an optional "effect"
> but the clipping issue would be avoided as part of the design itself.
I agree, that is the best way to prevent loudness-wars issues from cropping
up in WebAudio.
A hard-coded compressor/limiter in the browser should be designed to do
nothing if levels are within a certain reasonable range, and to enforce the
loudness standard if levels are outside that range.


Received on Thursday, 2 May 2013 21:51:16 UTC