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Any clue what is going on with this waveform?
« on: April 10, 2018, 09:47:35 AM »
just transferred a DAT master from 19 years ago. levels were running hot so i remember adjusting them down a little bit, but this looks strange for that action. 

any idea what is happening here?  after the adjustment, the amplitude seems to be locked in a very tight range.

for the record, it was sonic studio mics and a sony tcd-d100.

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Re: Any clue what is going on with this waveform?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 10:29:54 AM »
Have you tried normalizing the reduced waveform section to see if it looks the same?

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Re: Any clue what is going on with this waveform?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 10:33:57 AM »
Looks like a limiter was switched in along with the gain adjustment.
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Re: Any clue what is going on with this waveform?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 11:03:38 AM »
Have you tried normalizing the reduced waveform section to see if it looks the same?

i did. if i recall, i wasn't seeing the same form as prior the level adjustment.  i will look at it again.
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Re: Any clue what is going on with this waveform?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 11:04:34 AM »
Looks like a limiter was switched in along with the gain adjustment.

interesting. i think i had those switches locked with tape so i wouldn't mess with them.  plus, i used to run line in.  not sure if they would apply??
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Re: Any clue what is going on with this waveform?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 07:41:03 PM »
Looks like brickwalling, but that seems unlikely if you were running line in with Sonics.
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