[PD] headroom in Pd

Simon Wise simonzwise at gmail.com
Wed Jan 1 02:00:31 CET 2014

On 01/01/14 11:32, Chris Clepper wrote:
> It's very, very easy to avoid any sort of clipping processing by using
> hardware with drivers that don't have any!  Avid, Apogee, MOTU, RME, and
> many others have bit transparent OSX CoreAudio drivers.
> Also, any DAC worth it's using can reconstruct far beyond 0dBFS without
> distortion, so hearing volume increase past -1..1 in software is not
> surprising.  I recall the ADI 1955 and equivalent TI part putting out
> +12dBFS or something ridiculous, but those ain't Wolfson low power
> headphone codecs neither!

So it is the driver for the built-in audio output that is adding the 
feature/problem? I rarely use OSX these days, just an old setup with a G4 mac 
mini and a MOTU that hasn't been updated for years but still does its job nicely.


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