That is assuming this clipping occurs in the digital domain.
When it happens in the digital domain you'll hear a sudden silence during a fraction of a second as the chip is recovering.
If you're recording in a studio, you can tell as it goes "tick" then nothing and then it goes on until the next stage saturates.
What I heard was clearly in the analogue domain though. Gates saturating.
When viewed on the monitor of a scope (or pc for that matter) is a sine wave with a flattened crest instead of a nicely rounded one. Hence the "clipping" metaphor.
Electron tubes are known to clip much more gracefully than semi-conductors. Which is one reason (there are others) why lots of electric guitar players like valve amps to amplify the sound.