Clipping or Distorted Audio from Deco Plug-In
If you are experiencing clipping or distorted audio when using the Deco Plug-in, there are a couple of reasons that this may happen.
It is possible that either the INPUT or OUTPUT level settings 0f the plug-in may be set too high and causing the undesired audio.
The INPUT knob controls the input signal level fed into the plug-in. If the signal level sent to the plug-in is too high, this can result in distorted audio. Try turning down the INPUT level to see if that alleviates the distorted audio, especially when using a hot input signal level from external or virtual instruments.
The OUTPUT knob controls the overall output level of the dry signal and processed effects from the plug-in. If the signal level from the plug-in is set too high, this can also result in distorted audio. Try turning down the OUTPUT level to see if that clears up the distorted audio, especially when using high sounds with high MIX settings and pronounced low frequencies.
Along with these controls the NORMAL/STUDIO mode switch toggles between different levels of headroom for the plug-in. There is much more headroom available in STUDIO mode over NORMAL mode which greatly affects the operation of the Tape Saturation effect by providing less gain which is better suited for tape warmth and compression. When set to NORMAL mode, there is less headroom and results in much more gain on tap when turning up the SATURATION knob.