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At low input,repeats from dd3 are clean but when guitar is cranked repeats are unpleasantly distorted.How can I cure this?

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You are probably overdriving the pedal. Reduce the amplitude INTO the pedal and AMPLIFY it more AFTER the pedal.

When digital conversion is done from the input and the input exceeds the input voltage capabilty of the A-D convertor, it effectively "flattops" just like your overdrive on a guitar amp.

Your guitar may be very "hot" having high output. One needs to keep the signal levels in-bounds of what the hardware can handle at EVERY point.

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