Audio editor that normalizes only the clipping parts of 32-bit float recording 2018-12-20 04:40:46 I am looking for an audio editor or an Audacity plug-in that normalizes only the clipping parts of 32-bit float recording. I have some 32-bit float waveform files that have sections going above 0db. I have to convert them to 16-bit. Of course, if I don't normalize them, the parts above 0db are cut off and I get a very distorted audio in those parts. I can normalize the audio to 0db peak. That's fine, but I want to do something else. If I playback this 32-bit audio, the audio driver(?) does the following. It plays back all the parts below 0db as loud as they are and when it comes to parts that go above 0db it plays them back at exactly 0db. That's my assupmtion, since there is no audible distortion or clipping. How this playback sounds, is what I want to have, when I convert to 16-bit. If I normalize the audio, its quieter parts are quieter than I want them to be. If I use a compressor effect, it does almost what I want but not quite and it's doing a lot more than I want to.So, can anyone tell me if some audio editor has such functionality that I want or can anyone help me write an Audacity plug-in that sets all the parts above 0db to exactly 0db and leave the rest of the recording as is?