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To the vinyl cutters - clipped waveform

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Matt_G:
Thanks for the response. It's what I've been doing to date as well but it's always nice to hear confirmation that this is the best solution to deal with things.

Fortunately with the way I have my workflow model set up, it requires very little additional work to provide the client with both formats in one pass. One of the advantages of Pro Tool's abundant routing options.  

Paul -> so if the only reasons to avoid clipping/limiting for a vinyl release is for the usual reasons we prefer to avoid it & not an actual physical limitation of cutting itself as you seem to indicate; what sort of RMS levels can be achieved with the right mix/cut? I'm assuming it is still a ways under what's achievable on the CD format?    

Gold:
Matt_G wrote on Fri, 25 February 2011 07:01

Paul -> so if the only reasons to avoid clipping/limiting for a vinyl release is for the usual reasons we prefer to avoid it & not an actual physical limitation of cutting itself as you seem to indicate; what sort of RMS levels can be achieved with the right mix/cut? I'm assuming it is still a ways under what's achievable on the CD format?    




There is no relation between analog and digital levels so I'm not sure how to answer that question. If you are talking about crest factor then peaks don't limit the level in the same way they do in digital. Playback cartridges don't like large crest factors though. I don't think the ear particularly likes them in recorded music either. Probably has as much to do with distortion in the electro mechanical parts of the playback system as the ear.

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