CEF_productions wrote:Hey Shane,
Long time user, never posted but I work a lot with this KClip2 Pro as a sound designer/composer/producer. I love it as an alternative to Oxford Inflator and found both work in a very complimentary capacity (inflator (not clipping) followed into KClip 2 Pro) for some really musical harmonics. Would you ever try doing some 'inflation-style' wave-shaping as a pre/post clip stage? Just a thought, would save me having to use 2 plugins to do one thing. I find that while I love the Tape/Tube/Pedal style disto's, I really gravitate towards the Soft/Crisp more.
Thanks! I was under the impression (perhaps mistaken) that Inflator is a soft clipper. I've not analyzed it or anything, though - and it's been years since I used it. I'll look into it.
CEF_productions wrote:Is there a way that we can see 'clipping' rather as red versus just showing the waveform peaks getting flattened? It's just a bit tough to see on 4k screens here, and I like how other clipper plugins (I'm sure you know which) visualize the 'clipping' on the waveform with colour so it's really obvious to see the onset of distortions when doing super transparent clipping.
You can resize the plugin window using the widget in the lower right corner. I'd like to make some improvements to the new visualiser - it's definitely not where I want it to be, but it is a new beginning and is more performance friendly than before.
Have you considered more 'AD-style' modes besides Soft and Crisp? I love the Crisp but I definitely think it'd be sweet to model a few other convertors, namely Burl, Lyra and Pure2 (which I use as my main AD/DA). I love how the Pure2 clips, but it's just a pain to have to wire it in when KClip2 is so fast
. Just food for thought.
Yes. I'd like to continue to add more modes over time.
CEF_productions wrote:Also I notice that 'Ceiling' in Kclip 3 behaves a bit differently to how it is in KClip2, where it seems to reduce gain noticeably while it's threshold is 'reduced', versus just adjusting ceiling threshold.
Hmm, ceiling in both versions does exactly the same thing, and will null if tested in isolation. However, let's not confuse ceiling with threshold - they are two different controls that do very different things at different stages of the signal chain. Sorry for the lack of documentation - still writing it!
CEF_productions wrote:I assume this to be normal operating procedure? Could you maybe clarify how this should be used? My initial thinking is it's an easy way to deal with the apparent intermodulations you're adding from the multi-band clipping.
Ceiling is simply a final stage of non-oversampled clipping at 0dBFS, which then gets its volume reduced by the amount set on the control. This exists for users who want to ensure that their regular meters (including the one in KClip 3 itself) don't go into the red, but it's strictly for that purpose and does not do anything to stop intersample peaks. If you want to know where your ISPs are - turn off the Ceiling and check your meter again, then pull the out gain down by whatever amount you're peaking at. Ceiling really just exists as a kind of old-school safety net.
What sort of crossovers are at work to make the bands blend together?
It's a simple 4 band Linkwitz Riley crossover.
Thanks for your input!