[Ardour-Users] Overdrive artifacts after export

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 12:25:29 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Carlo Capocasa <theman at carlocapocasa.com>wrote:

> On export to 16bit/44.1kHz, there are very audible overdrive artifacts.
> They disappear when the consumer media player is set to a low volume.
The second part of that says that the problem is in your player/reproduction
chain, not in the file.  Distortion from clipped digital audio would not
'dissappear' when the volume is turned down, they would still be there, just
at a lower volume along with the rest of the sound.

You can check this by the way using the sndfile-info command line program,
which will tell you the volume of the loudest part of the sound file(Peak

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