Patent Number: 8,577,059

Title: Audio system including multiband audio dynamics processor

Abstract: An audio system includes a level controller receiving an input audio signal from an audio medium. The level controller includes a gain adjust module producing an output audio signal based on the input audio signal. A filter arrangement is communicatively coupled to the level controller. The filter arrangement receives the output audio signal and divides the output signal into a plurality of filtered signals. Each of the filtered signals corresponds to a respective frequency band. A multiband dynamics controller is communicatively coupled to the filter arrangement. The multiband dynamics controller receives the filtered signals and applies a respective gain characteristic to each of the filtered signals to thereby produce a plurality of gain adjust signals. The gain adjust signals are combined into a multiband dynamics controller output signal.

Inventors: Craig; Larry V. (Plymouth, MI), Burk; Michael T. (Peachtree City, GA)

Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, division of Panasonic Corporation of North America

International Classification: H03G 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017