mix down via Spdif question

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by stonewall40, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. stonewall40

    stonewall40 Guest

    Hey Gang, I'm using my SPDIF out of my recorder to send the final mix to my PC. Once in a while some snare hits will go over full scale. Would this be a big problem?
    I see the wave is clipped for these transients, but cant hear any audible distortion. Should I be concerned?

    My gut feeling is to lower the overall mix level, get it clean to the PC, then let mastering take care of boosting the levels. Comments?
  2. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    Some scales use 0dBfs as the "red line", and if you are transferring a digital signal via a digital cable, there is no way you can be going over the 0dBfs mark...you are fine! Digital is digital, and if it has been recorded on your digital recorder already, then anything you transfer to another digital medium without any D/A and A/D in-between will remain under that magical 0dBfs reading.
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