Ah, sorry, that didn't fix my issue :c The audio from everything, main menu background music to every emulator, is still clipping on the louder parts. I can't even tolerate the menu music, otherwise I really like it, but as it stands it's screeching at me half the time. Castlevania Symphony of the Night's audio really shows the problem very clearly as well, pretty much any decent audio file or louder sound clips. Is there any way to properly edit the "analog-output.conf.common" or the Batocera counterpart through terminal so the PCM sound stays at what I set it to?
Thanks again and sorry for the trouble.