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Re: Preventing Thunder Distortion

Subject: Re: Preventing Thunder Distortion
From: "Rob Danielson" danielson_rob
Date: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:36 am (PDT)
At 3:34 PM +0000 7/17/06, guyhand2 wrote:
>The clipping problem I had was on thunder that was a bit further 
>away and far below the
>level of distortion according to my 722 meters.  That's what 
>confounds me and makes me
>wonder if it's a mic overload issue... And the noise was not wind 
>rumble, but sounded just like the digital distortion you get from a 
>too-high level.  As for static electricity, I don't know, but in
>general the lightening was flashing fairly far from my location.

Hi Guy--
If the distortion seems concentrated into a very brief "vip," take a 
look at that moment on the sample scale in your wave form. 
Transient-response related distortion can show as a subtle "jag" in 
the wave form. This distortion can also occur in a rapid series of 
equally spaced" jags" to make more of a "splatter."   Sometimes, its 
possible to use a pen tool and smooth them out one at time. Rob D.

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