25 February 2023 in Techniques

When to use a Clipper in music production

by nOzart 2.26 min reading time
Using Clipper in Music Production

In this article we learn more about what a clipper exactly is and some situations when we might use a clipper in our music production.

What is a clipper in music production?

A clipper in music production is an audio processing tool used to control and shape the dynamic range of audio signals. It is primarily used to prevent or manage clipping, which occurs when an audio signal exceeds the maximum level that a digital audio system can handle without distortion.

What are some situations when we might use a clipper?

When using a clipper, it's essential to exercise caution and use our ears. Overusing a clipper or applying it too aggressively can lead to unwanted distortion and artifacts. We need to always listen carefully and make adjustments as needed to achieve the desired sound without compromising audio quality. Additionally, different clipper plugins and hardware units have unique features and characteristics, so it's a good idea to experiment with various options to find the one that works best for our specific musical needs.



Music Producer

Antwerp based DJ and music producer Olivier Arntz is active in the music business since the mid-1980s. As nOzart he is producing music in several genres without pinning himself down in any particular type though his style is often progressive, melodic, techno, deep house and chill tunes.

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