c-level wrote:distortion is a form of compression. i learned to use the Saturator in ableton on 'analog clip' mode and it basically brickwalls stuff at zero, adds a tasteful pinch of drive, but avoids the 'sucking' time feature of a limiter or compressor. i use this trick 9/10 times instead of a compressor now....
c-level wrote:is it possible to clip active monitors?
ninja6485 wrote:Copyright legalities?
ninja6485 wrote:I just figured his beard got stuck in a volume fader somewhere and they just went with it. Or if he wasn't wearing a shirt, as is frequently the case, I'm sure the studio techs just wanted to move him on through asap.
tallowwaters wrote:I've heard it on some recordings, though I'm not familiar with your particular example. I chalk it up to cut-rate, self taught engineers on the mastering end.
Have you looked at the actual WAV?
vicd wrote:Silikon, can you tell for sure it's not your beard stuck somewhere in the amplification path?
A bit of a left field question, but it's got me wondering if I'm losing my hearing (or mind), or it's real.
I happened to be listening to Imagine Dragons - Night Visions last night. The first track, Radioactive -- I had been listening on my IEM's (shure 535s) and noticed what to me was the sound of the track going into clipping on peaks -- and it was not pleasant (as distortion or bit reducing); so curiosity getting the better of me, I took it to a couple different references (not near my studio right now), and it was something I could hear on every source. It's present in both my ripped copy and the source CD. As I listened to the whole album, I noticed it on more than just the first track too.
Anyone else observed this (and this is the first track I can recall it happening on) before? is this simply an effect that I'm mistaking for clipping/distortion or ??
it's bothering me for some reason. I'd post the track, but don't want to get into copyright legalities in doing so.
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