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Is the signal clipping if the DSP status Output level meter is red?

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Using the Output level pad (Preferences) or Output Level Tool to lower the volume doesn't affect the level indicator in the DSP Status window. Only lowering the Level in the Sound itself does. In my DAW, however, the signal from Kyma is not clipped but I am wondering if there is clipping occurring just the same.

What is the DSP Status Output level showing me if the two methods lower the level but are not reflected in the level meter?
asked Jul 16, 2015 in Using Kyma by matthew-carpenter (Practitioner) (770 points)

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The red area is a warning that it is close to clipping, but the signal is not actually clipping unless it hits the top of the meter and the numbers say 0 dB.

As you noticed, the OutputLevel Tool and Preferences output pad affect the output to the audio interface, not the internal levels which are shown on the DSP Status.
answered Jul 16, 2015 by ssc (Savant) (115,030 points)
selected Jul 16, 2015 by matthew-carpenter
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