[PD] prevent dac~ from output damage

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Fri Oct 5 15:07:03 CEST 2007

Olivier Revollat wrote:
> I have read that in pure data if you mess with audio signal it can 
> destoy your audio hardware (and even your ears !!) because the signal 
> is not bound to -1/+1 so I wonder if there is any  simple tip, 
> abstract, external that handle dac~ and protect from hardware damage ?
The physical dac in the soundcard is incapable of going beyond +-1, it 
just clips the sound. It might not sound nice but it's perfectly safe 
unless you have an amplifier that's too powerful for your speakers or 
your ears...


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