A friend of mine said he used a plugin named Perfect Declipper to fix clipping in tracks but it turned out this plugin is for Windows only (it’s a DLL). I’m assuming Audacity for Linux can’t work with DLL files, so is there a good linux plugin for declipping? Or, if not, does the program have a built-in declipper and where is it? I have no idea where to look for it.

Audacity has a built-in clip fixer. Select the work > Effect > Clip Fix… (scroll down).

Fair warning this tool is designed to clear up very minor, brief clipping distortion and it does it by simulating what the blue waveforms might have looked like had they not been missing. It doesn’t do it by patching the sound.

Also, by the time most people think they need it, it’s already too late. Clipping represents brief portions of the show that are just flat missing. The recorder stopped following the performance. No matter how you do it, the results are always going to be a guess.

Even the write-up for Perfect Declipper says so.

It claims to work like a VST plugin.

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Is it a DLL? Did you try to download it?

Clipping is one of the “Four Horsemen” of audio production, or guaranteed ways to kill your show.


It is:

Didn’t this work?

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