I just tried this crazy experiment, and I need help understanding the results. Here's what I did: 1. I turned up the final output volume in my mastering chain so loud that it created very noticable digital clipping in the loud sections of the song. I exported this song. 2. I then exported a quieter version with no digital clipping. 3. I import them both into a tracking program. 4. I invert the phase on the loud version and adjust the levels until all the shared sounds are phase cancelled, which leaves me with just the digital clipping sound. 5. I then invert the phase of the digital clipping and add it back to the super loud clipped version. 7. The clipping sound from the loud version is gone, but both clean and distortion-cancelled versions sound almost identical. I was hoping that my distortion-cancelled version would sound much louder than the clean version, but without the distortion. Can anyone explain to me why this didn't occcur? Also, can someone try to emulate my experiment to make sure I did everything right?