Bremen, Germany (July 30, 2007)–Cube-Tec has announced the addition of DeClipper to the growing family of AudioCube VPIs (plugins) for Pro Tools. For several years, the AudioCube version of DeClipper has been utilized by Bernie Grundman Mastering, Capitol Studios, Universal Music, and Smithsonian Folkways, among others.
DeClipper is said to allow users to recover the loss of peak signals due to clipping from recording over full-scale digital (“digital overs”). While the dynamic range of the original recording is reportedly reconstructed, DeClipper is said to also eliminate the distortion components and the aliasing spectrum that might be created, as clipped program often has square wave characteristics.
A level histogram and a de-clipping LED allow users to recognize clipped program, and a value field displays how much additional headroom would be required to restore the missing peaks. Using the “Level” fader, users can create the headroom needed, and the algorithm will automatically calculate the shape that the waveform would have had, if no clipping had occurred.
Other restoration tools now available from Cube-Tec for the Pro Tools platform include DeBuzz, DeCrackler, DeScratcher, RepairFilter and SpectralDeHiss. DeClipper is available for Mac only.