Sooooo, yesterday I've recorded a concert from Shobaleader One at the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse festival using my Zoom H2 recorder with a OKM soundman plugin mic. Unfortunately I couldn't adjust the recording input level low enough to avoid clipping. Digital clipping sound which seems to be most prominent when the drummer strikes the snare drum.
When you look at the hour long recordings waveform in Renoises sample editor, you'll notice the waveform doesn't take full advantage of the complete amplitude range, rather the half and looking truncated.
However, when you process the waveform with something like waves x-hum, removing dc and low rumble frequencies (guess this can be done with any eq or filtering plugin), magically deemed lost amplitude peeks appear, having the waveform now occupy the complete amplitude range.
While the clipped snare drums are still sounding after processing, I wonder how the phenomena works in that the shape is retrieved, how it is stored inside the clipped recording?
Can anyone explain this in laymen terms?
(oh, and recording can be found here; http://www.mediafire...16-07-2017).rar maybe some of you mastering wizards can process out the clipping?)