Re: What is the difference between Clipping % and Max Clipping
Fakin' The Funk scanns all Samples and checks if it is clipping.
The clipping % is:
total number of clipping samples / total number of samples * 100
If the file has 1,000,000 samples and only 44 are clipping, then the percentage would be 0,0044% which will be rounded to 0%
The "max clipping" is the maximum number of samples "one after another" without any non-clipping sample in between.
The file file has these samples where "c" inicates "clipping" and "-" no clipping:
Total number ob samples: 40
Total number of clipping samples: 16
Clipping percentage: 40% (16/40*100)
Max. clipping: 3 (this is the largest block of connected clipping samples)
If you have only few samples clipping in a row, this might not be noticeable. But if there are a lot, then it is a serious problem. (The default sample rate is 44.100 per second, so 44 samples are ~1ms)
A high-quality file should not have any clipping.
If there are only few and the number is not too high, I personally would tend to ignore it.