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Subject: Re: beep

Re: beep

From: Philipp Pertermann <>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 13:39:29 +0100

Sebastian Nautet wrote:
> i'd like to know if it's possible to creat a patch to generate
> a 1KHZ beep to warn when recording level is clipping at 0DB.

Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> The current beep function could probably be used, along with
> the existing peak detection.

Although it really could be integrated easily it would be quite
pointless as the clip detection on the archos is crap. This is due to
the peak meter hardware in the micronas chip. It is very unreliable and
misses many peaks. Thus slight clips remain undetected. When you
encounter clips that are so heavy that even the peak meter can detect it
you'd hear the distortion anyway.

This restriction applies to the archos hardware only. With the iriver
rockbox has total control over each single sample and isn't bound to use
crappy hardware peak meters for clip detection.


Received on 2005-03-23

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