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Old 15th May 2020
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I think the sound you are looking for is the dB Technologies AD-122 which was in use in the late 90s and later became the Lavry Gold. Those things have such a distinctive sound and are so familiar because they've been used so much in popular music.

If you're just wanting to experiment with the sound of clipping, there's plenty of clipper plugins that will shave off peaks in exactly the same way as an ADC. But I think it's the analogue stage preceeding the digital conversion that gives those converters their distinctive sound.