# Effects documentation

# Quantizer

## A combination of a time axis (sample and hold) and amplitude axis ("bit reduction") quantization.

### Description

In addition, dither can be applied to both axes. The time axis dither is called "jitter", although this isn't completely accurate.

It is actually similar to if you modulated the frequency of the clock signal for an analog sample&hold by noise. The effect is to reduce the quantization error over time, true time-axis dither.

### Screenshot

### Parameters

- Sample & Hold
- Rate
- The rate at which to sample & hold the input; 400 Hz to 40 kHz.
- Jitter
- How much to modulate the fractional sample position; up to one sample period.
- Bit Reduction
- Bits
- The number of bits which represent the amplitude axis from -inf to 0 dB; 2 to 16; including the sign.
- Dither
- How much white-noise to mix before amplitude quantization.
- Zero
- Whether the integer amplitude representation is two's complement. The result is either to square a low-level signal (2sc) or to zero it.

### Comments

Quantization n. A procedure in which a value is limited from a continuous range of values (real numbers) to a set of discrete values (integers).

In the case of the quantizer plug-in we are actually taking one set of discrete values and reducing them to another set of discrete values.

### Download

These links are provided only for those who need a copy of an individual plug-in without the installer.

If you want all of the effects you are much better off to download the complete package rather than the individual plug-ins.

- Windows Vista (recommended Windows 7 SP1 or greater.)
*(This could be solved by request if anyone ever needed XP support.*

**Requirements**

These files contain only the Quantizer plug-in dll.