Term of the Week – Dynamic Compression

Keeping with our back to basics type articles, about.com teaches us about dynamic compression!

From the article:

In other words, if you find that the explosions or other loud parts are too
loud and things such as dialog is too soft, by changing the dynamic compression
setting, you can make it so the sounds of the explosions are not quite as loud
and the dialog will sound louder. This makes the overall sound more even. This
is especially useful when playing a DVD at low volume.