It depends on how many samples went above 0dB - in essence, it could have been one very
very short, high frequency peak (which would be harder to hear if clipped) whereas a
signal constantly passing over into the red will create more audible distortion.
Put the limiter plugin on the output, set the master fader to 0dB, make the gain
back up with the limiter input control, turn the release down very low, and watch the
meter on the plugin. If it shoots back very quickly, you can see that it is a very brief
peak. If it hovers around, there is more signal over the threshold and a compression
effect will ensue.
I'll pass it over to someone else to offer more technical
Edited by Sonic The Hedgehog (25/10/07 09:09 PM)