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Old 20th September 2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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Hi all.

As the title says, I switched the computer on one day, and got a lot of clipping out of it. Prior to this, I'd kept the PC volume low, and used lots of stereo amps to make a 5.1, all set to similar volumes, then just adjust the PC volume.

I unplug the extra amps, get stereo and turn the PC up a bit. As soon as anything in the midrange got louder, you'd get a nasty clipping (think guitar amp with overdrive turned to 11), which was really off-putting.

It didn't matter which track I used, or where I put the volume control (it should to go 100% Ok, right?), I'd get this clipping. I checked all over the place for some gain that I hadn't accounted for, found none and put a soundcard in.

However, I'm still curious - any ideas as to why it decided to do that?

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No worries.

Shame it suddenly died though...

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