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How to deal with clipping/distortion in a custom synth app

I'm writing a custom MIDI synth software as a hobby, and have wondered how to gracefully deal with the possibility of audio clipping/distortion when compositing a lot of waveforms on top of each other....
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How to destroy audio (blown-out clipping effect)

I'm looking for ways to destroy audio without making it sound robotic. Here is an example video for what I am looking for: I can use any tools or plugins: Adobe ...
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Is there a software tool or web service to detect problems in speech recordings?

I am looking for a software/library or a web service/API that can detect problems in short samples of recordings of speech. For example echo, clipping, pop, background noise... Do you know of any ...
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Loud audio recording microphone

I'm trying to record really loud audio - a jet engine, actually. I'm limited to recording in a 20'x 20' cinder block test room. We have cameras in the room, some that record audio, but the audio is ...
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Will playing back clipped audio damage device speakers?

I have a track of audio (speech) that has some instances of clipping. For example, the software program Audacity can be configured to mark clipped regions in red: I understand that clipped audio is ...
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ModMic with Creative USB soundcard [closed]

I am currently running a Creative X-Fi 5.1 Surround external sound card via USB. The attached Antlion ModMic tends to clip when shouting, especially with VoIP software. So I lowered the input volume ...
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Identify source of “clicking” in track

I have this issue with recording my audio podcasts where i randomly start getting this "clicking" (im not sure clicking is the best way to describe it). It will randomly start after about 10-20 mins ...
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Text-based way to set parts of audio track that play and skip

I am looking for a text-based way to set various start and end points within a given audio file, so that whenever an end point is reached, the audio file skips to the next start point when playing. (I ...
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Clipped sound although waveform never flattens out

I was listening to a song and noticed the drums sounding very compressed/clipped, but when I actually took a look at the waveform, this is how it looks: Now I'm wondering whether there is some kind ...
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Is lossy encoding supposed to produce higher signal level peaks than those present in the original?

I just noticed a couple of files I converted from FLAC to M4A (AAC) with Selene Media Encoder + Nero AAC now have substantial clipping and distortion in them even though the original FLAC had none and ...
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“diagonal clipping” in recent pop music productions?

Thanks to the loudness war, most modern music productions suffer from bad audio quality, distortion and clipping. However, recently I noticed that some audio productions suffer from something I would ...
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How to deal with clipping in important data

I am working on a research project and I was required to record a few seconds audio from a few volunteers in a studio. When I checked the recordings I realized the audio was clipped in important ...
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Extreme distortion/clipping plugin

I'm looking for a plugin that can model more extreme distortion effects such as the gain clipping you would hear when an unprotected mic gets hit by a gust of wind, or craps out from someone screaming ...
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How come floating point audio doesn't clip?

I'm generating a 440Hz sine wave in 32bit floating point audio format with SDL2. I've read else where that 32bit floating point audio format is normalised between -1.0 and +1.0. With that statement ...
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Audacity causing unwanted artifacts for high frequency sounds

I tried generating two nearly inaudible tones in Audacity, with frequencies 16 kHz and 18 kHz. (With a sampling rate of 48 kHz, I also tried this at 44.1 kHz) Playing each in isolation results in a ...
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Highlight peaking parts on a waveform?

When I edit voiceovers I normalize several times: First I normalize the entire track then search for peaking parts and isolate them, normalize again and find more peaking parts until I'm satisfied. ...
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Samples clipping in Ableton

When I slow down the tempo of a song that has samples in it (samples cut from other songs not loops) the samples start to clip. Shouldn't changing the tempo of a sample just change the pitch? Is ...
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How to remove noise caused by very loud sounds in a recording?

I've recently recorded a choir. The choir was singing very loud and the recording sounds badly where high or loud notes are heard, perhaps because the microphone didn't support such loudness or ...
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Clipping in game's sound

I learned that in computer there is a limit of amplitude that you can store of a sample. (0 dB) If you boost the sound past that point then clipping occurs. In my game I have 1 BGM (no clipping, ...
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Balancing sounds for computer game. Please review my workflow.

I must have got some concept of how computer audio pipeline works WRONG for sure, so please point me out! I'm not an audio enginner but I'm trying to balance sounds for my game. The game uses XNA so ...
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specifics of clipping distortion perception

Why clipped sound perceived like someone is pouring sand on drum's membrane? It feels like it happens on specific frequencies and not totally random. Which maybe means it can be filtered? Can we ...
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how to remove sound clipping in existing record

I have an old record that has some clipping effect that happened during recording. This is a song, so i can't just cut out all frequencies probably ... is there any smarter way around to get rid of ...
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How do I fix clipping distortion in my audio recording?

I've recorded a living room concert of two singers with two guitars with a Zoom H2. The recording is fine 90% of the time, but there is some clipping distortion. I think this is caused because I had ...
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How to avoid clipping when explicitly adding audio tracks?

When two or more audio tracks are simply "added" together, they may peak at the same time, causing the resulting "sum" track to be clipped. I am looking for an algorithm or technique to bring the "...
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What causes the limitation on excessive analog signals vs. digital signals?

In the digital world, "clipping" would occur when a signal passes above 0db. But if you are dealing with analog equipment, is there a certain "ceiling" that tends to "brickwall" the signal down as ...
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Garageband export volume issue

Alright, so I have Garageband and Soundbooth. I am composing sounds for a video game in Garageband and have an explosion in the project. I have the volume so that when I play it in Garageband it plays ...
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Vocal clipping restoration

My question is: has anybody tried to restore clipped audio successfully? Is there a method behind this, or processing tool to help restore this that i'm unaware? I have tried using compressor tools ...
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What is “clipping” distortion? What causes it, and how to avoid it when recording audio?

What is "clipping" distortion? What causes it, and how to avoid it when recording audio?
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Best Distortion, Clipping, Overmodulation Fixing Plug-in?

I'm about to mix a few events where the podium mic was recorded somehow with clipping happening. It's pretty horrendous. But, I'm stuck with it and being asked to fix it. I've got X-Crackle, but what ...