A device for preventing loud audio from exceeding the system’s upper limit, by progressively reducing amplification for louder sounds is called:

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Q. A device for preventing loud audio from exceeding the system’s upper limit, by progressively reducing amplification for louder sounds is called: (December 2022, UGC NET)

1. Neutral density filter

2. Fader

3. Limiter

4. Audio filter

Correct Ans: (3)

Explanation: A limiter is an audio processing device used to control the dynamic range of an audio signal, ensuring that loud sounds do not exceed a predefined threshold. By progressively reducing the amplification of louder sounds, limiters prevent distortion and protect audio equipment from damage. They are commonly used in recording studios, broadcasting, and live sound environments to maintain audio quality and consistency.

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