To clip or not to clip
Jul 29th, 2009, 03:04
I have a theory. Please tell me what you think: In the cue I write there is a point I want to hit with a zillion and one toms, and other percussion, to create a BAM that will make one jump out of his seat. So, one would theoretically take watever sound he had and make it louder, but say I have tom 1, 2, 3 and 4 loaded into kontakt on different channels. on that place I play with all toms. In Kontakt, none seem to clip. All of them playing loud together cause, obviously, a clip of lets say 2db. But when you listen to it, you can't HEAR any clip. Is there or is there no clip? The question is : instead of starting to reduce each tom's volume, and consequently reduce the effect, could one just keep it with that virtual clip, and later add an adaptive limiter that will limit it? How do you guys go about it?