Sound for Video Session: Limiter vs Compressor

In this week's session, we talk a little about the difference between a limiter and a compressor when it comes to recording dialogue thanks to a question from Gary Davies. Thanks Gary!

In short, a limiter is a very aggressive compressor, typically with a rather extreme compression ratio like 20:1. Limiters are generally used to prevent clipping and distortion when someone suddenly modulates and gets really loud. A compressor can also do that but is often used for other types of effects as well. More in the video!