Journal: News & Comment

Thursday, July 13, 2006
# 3:55:00 PM:

Avoid clipping

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Sony PCM-D1 RecorderSony's new PCM-D1 digital recorder is too expensive ($2000), has some design flaws, uses Sony's proprietary memory storage, and has a bunch of other problems—primarily actually being from Sony—but it has one particularly cool feature I wish all of these devices did.

As Dan Misener notes by quoting a review:

...a brief shadow recording is continuously made 20 dB down from the normal input and stored in memory for a short time. If a transient peak clips the standard input, the lower level audio is normalized and inserted instead to prevent peak distortion.

Very clever.


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