[PD] audio > 1.0 not clipping?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sun Sep 11 08:19:07 CEST 2011

On Sat, 10 Sep 2011, Miller Puckette wrote:

> I assume this is happening on a Macintosh -- on that platform, Pd sends 
> floating point straight to the Mac audio system.  Rumor has it that the 
> Mac might compress and/or equalize the signal on its way out, so who 
> knows what you're actually getting.  But anyway, (and probably contrary 
> to Pd's documentation) audio isn't automatically clipped on Pd's output 
> on Mac although it is on Linux and Windows whose audio systems are 
> explicitly fixed point (and probably not messed with by hte system).

But if you use JACK on Linux, you also have floats, so, no built-in 
clipping either. Right ?

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