output [channel] compressor

Dynamic range compression (DRC) or simply compression is an electronic effect unit that reduces the volume of loud sounds or amplifies quiet sounds by narrowing or "compressing" an audio signal's dynamic range

The command allows any number of options to be specified. Unspecified arguments remain at the last set value.

When using the import subcommand, any imported crossover group is automatically unbypassed.


minidsp output 0 compressor -b off -k 50 -a 15 -r 30 -t 0

Limit the dynamic range of a tactile transducer or bass shaker. This would allow them to turn on more often but not be driven too hard.

minidsp output 3 gain -- 12
minidsp output 3 compressor -b off -k 50 -a 15 -r 30 -t -- -36


$ minidsp output 0 compressor --help
Control the compressor

Usage: minidsp output <OUTPUT_INDEX> compressor [OPTIONS]

  -b, --bypass <BYPASS>        Bypasses the compressor (on | off)
  -t, --threshold <THRESHOLD>  Sets the threshold in dBFS
  -k, --ratio <RATIO>          Sets the ratio
  -a, --attack <ATTACK>        Sets the attack time in ms
  -r, --release <RELEASE>      Sets the release time in ms
  -h, --help                   Print help information