is it bad to have my audio levels deep in the red ?


    Aug 26 2012 | 4:30 am
    so I go this patch that is real dirty - I like the way it sounds but the audio levels are totally in the red maxed needle to the wall style. - can I damage my computer speakers or other audio gear - or my fostex PM1 speakers with this audio ? I mean is there something intrinsically bad about making audio in max with the levels total red? like I'm not playing it through my computer speakers at full clip -- heres the patch - let me know -- thanks guys jjr
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    • Aug 26 2012 | 8:54 pm
      Hey. Please use "copy compressed" from the deit menu when pasting in patches on the forums. No, it shouldn't matte at all. one thing one could maybe look out for is not sending a lot of DC offset out to the speaker which can happen at totally overgained messy oatching(didn't hav a look at your patch, just saying) But even that should be filtered out by your soundcards filters (if it is as most soundcards, not dc-coupled).
    • Aug 28 2012 | 4:25 pm
      I will compress my patches in the future - thanks for pointing that out. Within Max is there a way to tell if your sending DC offset signals? thanks jjr
    • Aug 28 2012 | 4:36 pm
      scope~? A lowpassfilter?
    • Aug 28 2012 | 7:13 pm
      You can look at the very left of the spectrograph~ object also. (If you see frequency all the way at the left, you have DC offset) You can get rid of DC offset with a highpass filter. Easiest way is simply to send the signal through cross~ 10 and use the RIGHT outlet of cross (the high pass outlet) for output.
      By using the built-in clipping of your soundcard, you aren't able to get the effect at lower volumes. If you want to be able to get it at lower volumes, you can just use the clip~ object.
      Some things to check out: - try using asymmetrical values for clip~. - tanh~, overdrive~ and pong~ are fun as distortion functions - Stkr made this very cool collection of distortion functions: https://cycling74.com/tools/stkr-waveshaping/