In the good old days of analog audio, you could push the volume of your amp past its limits and make it sound cool, a practice known as distortion. Early blues guitarists would boost the volume of their amplifiers until the internal circuitry was no longer able to recreate the sound. Instead, it would come out “fuzzy” or “dirty”. In the digital world, a sound which exceeds the limits has run out of 1’s and 0’s to be reproduced. At that point, instead of a warm distortion, the listener is met by an abrupt popping noise, known as “clipping”.