Technology / Home Audio / Expander: A type of dynamic range processor which reduces the gain of audio signals which are under an adjustable 'threshold' level, therefore increasing the dynamic range. Generally allows the operator control over threshold, ratio, attack, release and 'hold' times. Both analog and digital types are available.


Business / Finance / Ratio: A comparison of financial statement elements in the form of a quotient. Ratios such as the price/earnings ratio, return on assets, and quick ratio are often used for analyzing financial statements. MORE

Noise Gate

Technology / Home Audio / Noise Gate: An expander with a fixed 'infinite' downward expansion ratio. Used extensively for controlling unwanted noise, such as preventing 'open' microphones and 'hot' instrument pick-ups from introducing extr MORE