[PD] recording with writesf~ doesnt sound the same as live patch

Claude Heiland-Allen claude at mathr.co.uk
Sat Sep 27 14:45:25 CEST 2014

On 27/09/14 13:33, Ronni Montoya wrote:
> Hi , i made a patch that i like how it sounds when its making sound in
> real time, but when i record into a .wav file using writesf~ the
> resulting soundfile is not the same. The basses and drum basses sound
> different ( more distorted) .

I guess you are on a system (eg OS X) that handles too-loud audio output 
weirdly (not just simple clipping).

Try using "open -bytes 4 out.wav" to writesf~ (which won't clip) and 
post-process in an audio editor that supports floating point wav data.

Or turn down the volume and apply your own dynamic range compression etc


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