Device Details

Device Overview

Name/Version: ClippyBoi 1.0
Author: Hlroopjon  
Description: ClippyBoi is a simple, lightweight plugin for monitoring gain and clipping between between plugins. Just drag a ClippyBoi anywhere in your device chain, and monitor away!

The default gain meters between plugins in Ableton are too tiny, and make it hard to see if I'm clipping at all.

ClippyBoi is usually happy and blue, but when you clip, he gets red and angry, and shows you where the loudest clip in the current track occurred.

Watch the YouTube vid for more details and a demo!

Device Details

Downloads: 1214
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Live Version Used: 10.0.1
Max Version Used: 7.3.5
Date Added: Jul 30 2018 07:29:24
Date Last Updated: Feb 08 2019 00:32:25
Average Rating (2) 5
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Device Type: midi_device
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License (more info): None

Device Files

Device File: ClippyBoi.amxd


Love this device! Saved it to my default audio and midi track channels!

That being said. Could you make a version that has a tan or somewhat milder color to it for the default view - I find the blue to be distracting in contrast to the color scheme of Ableton. (I dig the red for when it's clipping)

Would very much appreciate it!

Thanks for making an awesome plug!

VERY useful device !

Actually, I use it a lot for before/after gain staging.

For exemple when I add a compressor or a saturation plugin, I can manage very easily the make up gain of it just by inserting this device before and after.
No need to open 2 windows of meter plugins on my already crowded laptop screen, your device makes it super easy !

I've got 2 suggestions for make it a killer device for mixing workflow :
- Add a VU and/or RMS metering option (with -18dbfs as the 0VU).
So you can check the VU level or RMS before/after your FX (and not only the peaks).
- add the possibility to calibrate the peak threshold. Or at least let the user choose between 0db, -6db and -10db...

Lots of analog style plugins are calibrated around these values...
And actually, you idea to keep all infos on the device itself with no need to open a floating window, is just EXCELLENT ! And great for workflow issues...

It would be really cool if there would be button in the device that lets you jump to the point where the audio clipped. really cool plugin

@Calagan you can put a utility device before and after clippyboi and turn the first utility gain to +6db and the second to -6db. than it will turn red when the volume passes -6db (kinda.. I just tested it and you need to turn both gain knobs around 6.2db and 6.8db so it depends)

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