32-bit float and nature recordings

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It may happen, particularly when recording in parabola, that a part of the file is recorded clipped due to the impulsive signal being too high.
Here are two calls I recorded with the Zoom H1e Essential and a DIY stereo parabola with 1+1 AOM 5024 capsules.
The first is the call of a European Blackbird emitted in flight from left to right; the second is the call of a Great Spotted Woodpecker recorded while it is entering the hole of the nest. In both there is the originally recorded signal with a clipped part, immediately followed by the normalized part recovered in post production via DAW.
As you can see and hear, with 32-bit float there is the possibility of recovering the signal simply by normalizing it.

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