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what is the function of the clip indicator ?
I was using the elephant2 in clip mode and could overload it very shortly,without clip indicator giving any counts, but with audible short clipping (about 5 to 6 samples).
Also clipping was almost identical to just overloading my DAW.
Clip indicator is useful with EL-1, AIGC-1 and AIGC-2 modes. For other modes it is not useful.
The 'Clip' mode is best used with oversampling enabled - this way it will sound much better than a simple overloading.
I did run 4x oversampled - on a clarinet my DAW clipping sounds just slightly worse than the Elephant2.
I must add the Soundscape DAW has had quite benign (and sometimes useful) digital clipping since '93 ...
So we turned to EL-2 mode which caught the 1-2 dB limits quite well.
The noiseshaping seems quite moderate - is it very effective ? Is there a way to tell which apparant bit depth you get (keep) noiseshaping to 16 bit ?
But that's clipping, of course it can be improved only a little.
Yes, noise-shaping is moderate so that it does not add too much oscillation in the higher frequencies. I believe this noise-shaping is pretty good, sonically. I have not used any equal-loudness curves since I do not really think they help much.
I think knowing the noise-floor you get is not of much use since the most important thing is how noise-shaping contributes to the final sound clarity.
I know the noisefloor - it shows up on my metering soft ...
I just wondered what the 'relative' bit depth/resolution is when noise shaping to 16 bit. I've read that we can get around 19 bit out of a 16 bit medium this way.