[PD] audio > 1.0 not clipping?

Miller Puckette msp at ucsd.edu
Sun Sep 11 17:34:11 CEST 2011

Aha, yes, jack also does floating point and so won't clip except at
its own interface to the audio system (on linux0 or presumably never
(on Mac).  


On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 02:19:07AM -0400, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> 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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