Compressor Jargon

There are several terms pertaining to compressors that engineers like to either hyphenate or put as two separate words, but the preferred terms are single words:

Uprate, uprated





How shall we remember this? Well, let’s compress the two halves of the term together.

Another bad habit these same compressor experts like to practice has to do with the various stages.

Bad Examples:

1st stage


These terms are neither abbreviated with superscripts nor hyphenated.

Corrected Examples:

First stage

Second stage

The same rule applies to dates: nix on the superscripts.

Bad Example:

May 1st, 2012

Corrected Example:

May 1, 2012

Ponderous Quote of the Day:

“It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.”

– Gloria Steinem, American feminist, b. 1934


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