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"clipping my converters"

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by joeymusicguy, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. joeymusicguy

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    i've heard people talk about it, but i dont understand it.

    like, running a mix back through your converters and clip it a little.

    is it what it sounds like, turn it up into the converter until you hear stuff distort and then back it off a little until the distortion goes away??

    and this is an alternative to using a limiter plugin??
     
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    Im pretty sure you do it by running 2 digital devices in series, and on the first one keep raising the gain and clip the input on the second one.
     
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    I believe this is the best way to clip your mixes, better than using software like Gclip. The higher-end, mastering-grade converters can give you some extra level without audible distortion. I don't know how common this process is in mastering - I assume it depends on the operator and their own preferences.
     
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    yeah.. if your using some uber mastering convertors like lavrys etc, you slam the front end of the converters with the out gain of a compressor or something.

    I tried this once using a tg2 and an apogee, and it was...interesting
     

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