atodb Reference

Convert a linear value to decibels

atodb

Description

Converts any given linear value to its corresponding decibel value.

Examples

Arguments

None.

Attributes

Common Box Attributes

Messages

bang

The most recently calculated decibel value is sent out the outlet.

int

Arguments

linear-amplitude [int]
A linear amplitude value. The corresponding gain/attenuation in decibels is sent out the outlet.

float

Arguments

linear-amplitude [float]
A linear amplitude value. The corresponding gain/attenuation in decibels is sent out the outlet.

list

Arguments

amplitude-list [list]
A list of linear amplitude values. Corresponding gain/attenuation values in decibels for each list item are sent out the outlet.

set

Arguments

linear-amplitude [float]
The message set followed by a linear amplitude value will set the next value to be calculated into decibels without sending anything out the outlet.

Output

float

The gain or attenuation from unity gain, expressed in decibels.

int

The gain or attenuation from unity gain, expressed in decibels.

See Also

Name Description
expr
atodb~
dbtoa
dbtoa~