[chuck-users] simple distortion/clipping

Leuthold Dominik moudi at gmx.net
Sat Dec 15 10:36:04 EST 2007

Hi steve

there is a long thread with some examples on the forum.
look here: http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19287

hope this help..

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> Auftrag von Stephen Sinclair
> Gesendet: Samstag, 15. Dezember 2007 00:29
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> Betreff: [chuck-users] simple distortion/clipping
> Hi,
> I've been trying to figure out how to do some simple distortion /
> clipping in Chuck.
> I'm not sure I fully understand the GenX objects.  Is this the best
> way to do it?
> Ideally I just want something that clips a waveform when it 
> exceeds x or -x.
> Even better if the "corner" is somewhat rounded, but not necessary.
> I thought there might be a simple "Clip" UGen but it doesn't 
> seem to exist.
> By the way, on a similar topic, what happens exactly when the signal
> input in "dac" exceeds [-1,1]?
> It doesn't really sound like clipping to me, so is it integer
> wrapping?  I find my audio output significantly degrades (i.e., sound
> pops, goes silent, or makes strange unpleasant noises) when I exceed
> this limit, so I always have to fight to keep it within the correct
> range.
> Steve
> (currently working on my first chuck-related music performance!)
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