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Title: Should I be using the "anticlipping" function?
Post by: yoshinatsu on December 05, 2019, 15:43:33
Hello everyone!

Looking around AIMP's options, I found out the "anticlipping" option, and it's enabled by default.
It claims it suppresses the distortion whenever the signal jumps over 0 dB.
And I was just wondering, should this option be enabled?

I mean, as much as I hate it, music nowadays is too loud, but it's mastered the way it's mastered.
Would this option just muffle the "clipping" whenever it occurs?
Because I'm not sure if this is an ideal solution.

I'm not expert or audiophile of course, which is why I'm asking.
Title: Re: Should I be using the "anticlipping" function?
Post by: ElectronicFreez on December 08, 2019, 23:23:18
While Im not an expert I would suggest keeping it on for the sake of your ears. Unless you're specifically listening to music where hard clipping is a desired effect like death grips or harsh noise. Its not so much muffling as it is just removing harsh crackle caused by peaking. Its an useful feature for some old tracks that have particularly bad mastering. Most modern music never peaks over the 0db or if hard clipping is desired the effect is made with a limiter instead of making the track actually peak 0db.