I have searched all over the net for an answer to my problem and came up with nothing. So here I am hoping for an answer.
Frequently when I rip a music CD (using my Samsung or Memorex DVD drives), when I look at the waveform, the music levels are heavily clipped.
I have ripped using SoundForge 7.0, Windows Media Player, and a couple of other programs, all with the same result. I have reduced all recording levels on the sound card to zero (even though I know it's not going through it), same result.
Reducing volume levels or normalizing or anything else after the ripping operation does not, of course, eliminate the clipped peaks.
I cannot find a way to attenuate the data amplitude level coming out of the cd rom drive so that the signal levels are not clipped, other than doing a real-time analog recording and having control over the recording level that way.
How can the digital signal's amplitude be reduced coming out of the cd-rom drive?
Thank you for any guidance on this.