Attack time

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In telecommunication, attack time is the time between the instant that a signal at the input of a device or circuit exceeds the activation threshold of the device or circuit and the instant that the device or circuit reacts in a specified manner, or to a specified degree, to the input.[1] Attack time occurs in devices such as clippers, peak limiters, compressors, and voxes.

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  1. ^ Corey, Jason (2010). Audio production and critical listening : technical ear training. Oxford: Focal. p. 99. ISBN 0-240-81295-6.