[Ardour-Users] Clipping in ardour vs replain gain track peak

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Sun Nov 20 17:43:46 PST 2016

On 11/21/2016 01:10 AM, Bearcat Şándor wrote:
> Folks,
> I use Ardour for some editing from time to time, but what i end up using it
> for most is examining my music collection to see how brick-walled things
> are.
> What i'm wondering is how Ardour determines clipping. The track "Deify" by
> Disturbed has a replay gain track peak of 0.966766. That means it's close
> to hitting the digital wall and clipping but not there yet, right?
> Audor displays a lot of red for that track: (  see
> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_56hN3AvtT_V2t6UGpqUEFFZkU?usp=sharing
> for
> screenshots )
> So, what is Ardour's threshold for clipping?

For visual indication it's a user preference:  Preferences > Editor >
Waveform > Waveform Clip Level (the default is -0.1 dBFS).


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