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Old 15th October 2018
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Originally Posted by scraggs View Post
when i can hear it. most likely it's gonna be on a low frequency transient.

you can believe me or not believe me, but i've sat in front of the speakers doing exactly this, comparing manual volume moves with clipping, and sometimes the clipper is indeed more invisible.
OK, I don't believe you! Something else was going on. This should be most noticeable ESPECIALLY on low frequency transients. High frequency transients are usually too short of duration to hear clipping (unless there's a lot of it).

Also, keep in mind that clipping results in a higher rms level than pulling that peak down via fader. Maybe that was influencing the perception (i.e., louder sounds better)?