I recorded songs and red clipping marks showed when rec sound went over 1.0 on waveform graph and also when at or over 0dB rec level. Now with replaced turntable when I record same songs at max levels red clip marks never show.
You’re complaining because it’s NOT clipping?
Are you recording the exact same record? Different records have different volumes/peaks.
Or, the cartridge may be slightly less sensitive (this is analog and there are variations) or maybe there was a small design change and you’ve got a different revision of the same product.
I don’t believe I have used ‘hard limiter’, unless it’s use is hidden.
The effects in Audacity don’t run in real-time while recording. You have to record first, and then apply the effects to the digital file.
…and run Analyze ‘Find Clipping’ show no red marks.
Another “trick” for checking your peak levels is to run the Amplify effect. Amplify will scan the file and default to whatever change is required for 0dB peaks. You don’t have to apply the Amplify effect… You can cancel after checking the peaks if you wish. For example, if it defaults to +1dB, your current peaks are -1dB. If it defaults to 0dB change, your peaks are already at 0dB and you probably have clipping (if you have just recorded, and not already adjusted for 0dB peaks).
Since the analog level is unpredictable, it’s best to shoot for peaks somewhere around -6 to -3dB, leaving a little headroom. Then you can “normalize” for 0dB peaks after recording. If you ever used an analog tape recorder, you may be used to occasionally going “into the red”. Tape starts saturating, usually around 0dB, and progressively gets worse, so it tends to “soft clip”. But, digital just hits a hard limit and goes no farther so you get hard-clipping and you simply cannot go over 0dB.*
my first post anywhere [usually figure things out].
68 yrs old so be easy.
Your post would be easier to read if you break your thoughts into paragraphs.
- Your analog-to-digital converter, digital-to-analog converter, CDs, and regular 16-bit or 24-bit WAV files are all limited to 0dB and they will clip. However, Audacity itself uses floating-point so there is no upper limit and it can go over 0dB without clipping.