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Old 10-07-2001, 01:57 AM
Mr Peete Mr Peete is offline
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Default Clip Walking ...

As I've stated 1,739 times before, lol I do hip hop music, which isn't the most mellow music in the world. When I mix I notice that the mix fader goes into clip pretty quickly (even when I'm just working on my drum track). What I wanna know is even if it clips and doesn't distort, is it still clipping? I can turn the mix fader down to where it won't clip and mix like that, but am I guaranteed a strong signal when I bounce?
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Old 10-07-2001, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: Clip Walking ...

I know what you mean. I see red lights and I don't hear clipping. However, I turn stuff down so I don't get clipping all the time.

You can add a limiter to the output to tame those peaks. Drum peaks can be very loud. You can then turn up the overall level after controlling the peaks.
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Old 10-12-2001, 11:37 AM
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Default Re: Clip Walking ...

First of all,
you take the prize for best subject heading.
i'm still snickering about that.

when i see a track going into red ill use the gain plug and bring it down a db or two. also i agree that the limiter would be helpful. try putting all drums to a bus and limiting there. . just my idea.

"What I wanna know is even if it clips and doesn't distort, is it still clipping? "

im guessing there is a little headroom. but i could be wrong. computer engineers in the house?
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