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Clipping

From Chace Audio

Clipping refers to an overloaded signal path caused by audio that is either too loud for the medium it is passing through or too loud for the medium onto which it is being recorded. Clipping results in an offensive distortion. When examined as a graphic waveform, it will appear as if the top of the waveform has been “clipped” off by scissors.

The audio in this clip is represented by the accompanying waveform image. The "clipped" section sounds like distorted static.

This waveform is a graphic representation of the sound from this definition's audio clip. The "clipping" occurs between 00:02 and 00:03 seconds into the clip, where the waveform's size is maxed out and flattened at its top and bottom.

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