[PD] headroom in Pd

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Wed Jan 1 04:10:48 CET 2014

I have rem's multiface ii by the way, it says it handles a headrom of 13 db
or something, don't really know what it means. It'llbe a while 'til I check
anyway, I'm at a very nice beach in Brasil andI just dipped myself into the
atlantic ocean

LoveTo You All!!!

2013/12/31 Chris Clepper <cgclepper at gmail.com>

> 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!
> On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 6:50 PM, Simon Wise <simonzwise at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 31/12/13 08:30, Dan Wilcox wrote:
>>> Ouch. I guess alot of us don't have serious projects :D (Out of
>>> curiosity, does Max do soft clipping also?)
>> the point was that OSX was messing with the sound between the software,
>> presumably any software, and the audio output ... which may perhaps be
>> called a feature while listening to songs in iTunes but is a big worry if
>> you are trying to use the system seriously as a musician. It is a problem
>> that comes up on this list from time to time, I don't recall any reply
>> saying it could be bypassed or turned off.
>> Simon
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