HD24 soft clip?

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HD24 soft clip?

Post by tsw » Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:20 pm

The longer I own my HD24, the more I send it into the red when tracking. Last night I got really out of hand and cranked everything as hot as I could; my meters were maxed out throughout the song. No distortion at all. What the hell? A digital recorder that doesn't give that hideous digital distortion sound?

Anybody else notice this? Or am I just high?

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Re: HD24 soft clip?

Post by theslumlord » Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:52 pm

That's interesting. Mine doesn't do that; or at least I think it doesn't. I've had signals clip on the HD24 and I got that "pop" sound. I've never tried to push it to the max yet, but now I probably will for curiosity's sake.

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Re: HD24 soft clip?

Post by Slider » Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:52 pm

you're eventually going to ruin a good take that way.
It's best not to send a digital record way into the red.
While there is some headroom up there , You're in for a big clip eventually.
You also may not notice some crackling that will show up later with headphones or different monitors.

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Re: HD24 soft clip?

Post by tsw » Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:23 am

There's definitely some crackle going on, but that's a sound I kind of like. In fact, I get even more crackle when I mix because I run that thing into the red, too.

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Re: HD24 soft clip?

Post by bigtoe » Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:28 am

the Panasonic 3700 doesn't clip...you can get some serious limiting happening outta that thing...

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Re: HD24 soft clip?

Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:23 am

abrawner wrote:There's definitely some crackle going on, but that's a sound I kind of like. In fact, I get even more crackle when I mix because I run that thing into the red, too.
yikes. i mean, if it sounds good to you, cool. but yikes.

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Re: HD24 soft clip?

Post by kdarr » Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:38 am

abrawner wrote:There's definitely some crackle going on, but that's a sound I kind of like. In fact, I get even more crackle when I mix because I run that thing into the red, too.
Great, now you're all set to master the average major label rock record!

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Re: HD24 soft clip?

Post by tsw » Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:30 am

kdarr wrote:Great, now you're all set to master the average major label rock record!
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Ouch.

Although, when I brought the song into Peak, the waveform really was maxed out throughout the song.

Good times.

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Re: HD24 soft clip?

Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:11 pm

yikes, i say, yikes.

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Re: HD24 soft clip?

Post by joelpatterson » Wed Jul 14, 2004 3:47 pm

Seems to me that the HD24 is very forgiving when you stray into the red. Bless its heart!
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Re: HD24 soft clip?

Post by tsw » Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:08 am

joelpatterson wrote:Seems to me that the HD24 is very forgiving when you stray into the red. Bless its heart!
Come to think of it, that is why I posted this in the first place. I wondered how in the hell I got a digital recorder with the heart of a tape machine. Pretty cool.

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Re: HD24 soft clip?

Post by junkstar » Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:26 am

My aging Fostex D-80's do not forgive any creep into the red. Nasty crackle everytime.

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