Well... it looks as if it isn't clipping for me. Btw, if you want to know what it sounds like when it clips, I managed to get what I think is the correct effect by adding the soft clipping limiter dsp in foobar. The touch-tones get completely screwed up.
On my system with the 'Front' speakers slider at max I get a barely audible high pitched ambulance kind of sound if I have my headphones near max volume. If I lower the volume slightly it gets less but I assume its still there but my headphones or ears aren't good enough to reproduce or hear it.
This must be analog distortion caused by the headphone ampli. It might completely disappear if you lower the volume.
Will there be distortion in every case?
I need help.I have tried everything that I can think of in Foobar v.0.667 to fix the clipping/sample rate conversion problems with udial.ape on Audigy 2 Platinum eX (latest drivers). I cannot make the aliasing artifacts go away whatever I try. Yes, it becomes lower in amplitude and slightly harder to spot, but it is always there. Clipping goes away with proper setting of volume/replaygain though (which is good). But it is disheartening to notice that it happens at all to the extent that it is audible on Audigy 2.I have tried: - Replaygain disabled/track/album - Peak info to scale on/off - Output data format16-bit/24-bit/32-bit - Output data format dither: off/Strong ATH - DSP Resampling: 48kz/96kHz - Precision 32/64bit - slow mode On/Off - Attenuator: off/on (-9 dB) - Directsound/WaveOut/KernelStream/Asio outputI either get the aliased sound going on like an ambulance and no clipping (WaveOut/KernelStream) or I get clipped noise bursts that modulate into the noise floor in synch with the aliased ambulance noise, without actually hearing the ambulance noise as such (DirectSound, much less nasty than Wave/Kernel). This all with Audigy 2 Platinum eX.With RME DIGI 96/8 PAD I get no aliasing modulated ambulance sounds nor do I get any clipping.Regardless of what settings I use (resampled/replaygained/dithered or not), I always get problems with Audigy 2.I also tried resampling to 96kHz (no requantization, still at 16 bits) in SoundForge at quality level 4 (using anti-aliasing filter during resampling). This sample is much better, but still has sound that sound like a wailing ambulance siren clipping, when played back on Audigy 2 from SoundForge.Playing back the same Soundforge sample rate converted sound on RME card produce a very faintly audible trace of something modulated into the noise floor.What on earth is going on with the Audigy 2 card?I thought that only the Audigy's SRC/volume control was problematic, but even if I do the resampling elsewhere I still get the nasty ambulance sound, but only on Audigy 2 not on RME 96/8 card.
... with my SB Live 5.196 khz Dsound: High freq. again. Similar to 4888 khz Dsound: Same.64 khz Dsound: Very clear laser-effects.48 khz Dsound: Almost the same. 44 khz Dsound: Less high freq. with fairly quiet laser-effects32 khz Dsound: No problems at all.24 khz Dsound: Same22 khz Dsound: Same16 khz Dsound: Same11 khz Dsound: Same8 khz Dsound: Same
8000 - even crapper quality, no humming or aliens11025 - crapper quality, no humming or aliens16000 - crap quality, no humming or aliens22050 - a bit more higher pitch24000 - perfect, but slightly higher pitch32000 - sounds perfect44100 - no clipping, humming and louder aliens48000 - no clipping, but is humming and alien sound!64000 - whistling sound?88200 - humming, aliet, ambulance??96000 - humming with slight alien soundDoes this mean I have a crap sound card?
I have similar results as both quotes with SBLive 5.1 (Win2k) using foobar; when resampling to 32000 I can hear only the dial tones and no distortion no high pitches.After re-reading all the thread I'm still not sure if this means that I should always use this setting? This will make the less clipping/best quality output with normal music or this is only for "alien music" ?
PS: Another strange thing is that with winamp 2.78 I never got the alien laser noise...
I have similar results as both quotes with SBLive 5.1 (Win2k) using foobar; when resampling to 32000 I can hear only the dial tones and no distortion no high pitches.After re-reading all the thread I'm still not sure if this means that I should always use this setting? This will make the less clipping/best quality output with normal music or this is only for "alien music" ?Thanks in advance.PS: Another strange thing is that with winamp 2.78 I never got the alien laser noise...
Strange sounds in this sample are the result of sampling rate limits. Frequences about 20 kHz CAN NOT be adequately present in 41kHz sampling. Only pure sine tones might be. Any comlex sounds (modulated etc) are generating various interference. Nature of this interference is subject of various factors (starting sample for instance).
No, that must be from Sound Forge's spectral display or sine wave generator. Do the same thing in CoolEdit (oh, excuse me, "Audition") and there is no such effect.