2.2.4. Breath residual
The breath residual parameter can be used to help visualize compressor behavior. For each frame of the visualization, the current residual between target and output loudness is calculated and used to multiply the magnitude of the visualization delta field.
This feature helps you find sections of audio where the compressor is having a difficult time keeping up with the amount of target gain. This can help guide the configuration of the attack/release and linear attack/release parameters. The direction of the multiplication factor is also set to reflect whether the residual occurred in the attack or release direction, so it’s possible to get a sense of the overall balance between these residuals.