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Audacity is clipping my vocals
Old 3rd July 2020
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Audacity is clipping my vocals

Audacity is clipping all my recordings. Does anyone know why? This is very lame lol The audio waves are no where near getting near the top yet you can tell all the waves been chopped into a plateau. My audio interface gain is at half way
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Old 3rd July 2020
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Audacity is clipping all my recordings. Does anyone know why? This is very lame lol The audio waves are no where near getting near the top yet you can tell all the waves been chopped into a plateau. My audio interface gain is at half way
Are you sure you aren't overloading somewhere else in the chain? Most likely operator error... Yu'll need to descibe the entire chain for a real answer.
Old 3rd July 2020
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Are you sure you aren't overloading somewhere else in the chain? Most likely operator error... Yu'll need to descibe the entire chain for a real answer.

I dont know what you mean haha I just got my AKG C414 XLII going to my SSL2+ interface and then to my computer, with audacity running
Old 3rd July 2020
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I dont know what you mean haha I just got my AKG C414 XLII going to my SSL2+ interface and then to my computer, with audacity running
Using any processing in the SSL? Check your gain structure.

I could say you need to BUY a DAW to get good results but that wouldn't be true.
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Using any processing in the SSL? Check your gain structure.

I could say you need to BUY a DAW to get good results but that wouldn't be true.
Oh god, idk, the gain was just at half. Dang ill try to take a closer look at it. I just got all the equipment. My old USB AT2020 mic was distorting in audacity as well. It used to never distort so idk what happened
Old 3rd July 2020
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Using any processing in the SSL? Check your gain structure.

I could say you need to BUY a DAW to get good results but that wouldn't be true.
what would be the simplest DAW to get? All I want is to record raw .wav files, don't need any plug-ins, and then drag it into fl studio. Recording with fl studio seems to be a pain. I dont want to have my sound output coming from the audio interface because I cant stand hearing my voice in the headphones while recording and fl studio it seems thats the only way, plus it just seems complicated. Audacity is so easy I love it, it's just clipping sadly.

Btw when I did record the vocals using fl studio there was no clipping
Old 4 weeks ago
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I notice that you don't have the mic volume at 100% - that will cause clipping with most interfaces. Turn it to 100% and turn the gain down on the interface.
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