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Help Needed Identifying Sample Problem, Is it clipping? Distortion? Plain Bad music?
carlcamper
post Jan 10 2007, 16:00
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All I can say is I hate how it sounds. And to think this sample is from a song currently in the Billboard Top 10 (Nelly Furtado[Loose] - Say It Right). Can anyone help?
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jmartis
post Jan 10 2007, 16:07
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QUOTE (carlcamper @ Jan 10 2007, 16:00) *
All I can say is I hate how it sounds. And to think this sample is from a song currently in the Billboard Top 10 (Nelly Furtado[Loose] - Say It Right). Can anyone help?

yes this sample is "clipressed" tongue.gif (clipped AND compressed)

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DualIP
post Jan 10 2007, 18:47
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When you decode to wav, and load it in your editor, you'll notice no clipping to -/+ 32768 limits.

However, when you zoom into the bass peeks, you'll notice flattened peeks. So there was clipping present, and afterwards (might even be mp3gain) volume was lowered, but the damage was already done...
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carlcamper
post Jan 11 2007, 14:08
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Yup, that was mp3gain, nice analysis! I guess this is another overcompressed pop tune typical of today's loudness war..
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venttt
post Nov 6 2012, 14:30
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I saw this thread and just had to reply smile.gif though it's quite old...

The first time I heard the song "Say it right", I thought, "How can someone release this??" crying.gif

Yet, it is not clipped. I have the "Loose" album (CD Version), so I can look at the wavs...
It must have "happened" when mixing, the basedrum track must have been totally overdriven. Whoever did this 1. was doing it on purpose and 2. should be ashamed of him/herself...

So, you can't use a declipper to fix this.

Someday, as a weekend project, I will try some tricks to "fix" it...

EDIT: ok, i found out Nelly wanted it to sound that way:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/why...o-loud-20060619

good to know, but bad taste, IMHO

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