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Just a small example of what is missing in the tone and pace of digital. Wow looks like you really believe the digital BS. Enjoy it!

I often wondered why digital audio is so fatiguing. Now I get it, looking at all the tiny steps the sound has to take to form a single wave. It's so obvious!

 

Sorry, but I couldn't help it. :evil: 

post #332 of 380
Well, there's one step forward, ten steps back for sound science!

Cheers
post #333 of 380

"you're wrong! love is stronger than fact, stronger than everything!"

salem tv series S1 E12

 

and now I know.

post #334 of 380
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I often wondered why digital audio is so fatiguing. Now I get it, looking at all the tiny steps the sound has to take to form a single wave. It's so obvious!

 

I think it's because the digital graph is a red line. Red lines are always bad.

post #335 of 380
Yes digital audio is like that, now imagine the steps being 1000 times smaller... that's about accurate wink.gif.
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So I guess the question gets down to whether you tire faster climbing fewer large steps or more smaller ones.

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So I guess the question gets down to whether you tire faster climbing fewer large steps or more smaller ones.


And falling on the downside slope, does it hurt more to hit a few big steps or more smaller steps. 

post #339 of 380

I'll take the digital escalator... "Fourth floor! Ladies' lingerie!"

post #340 of 380

what's the gray line on the graph? I like neutral so I want that one obviously. why are they hiding the good stuff?

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what's the gray line on the graph? I like neutral so I want that one obviously. why are they hiding the good stuff?

Must be the newest digital audio standard, which avoids the digital "staircase" effect by using zero samples.

post #342 of 380
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Must be the newest digital audio standard, which avoids the digital "staircase" effect by using zero samples.

I quantize everything to below 1 bit. Keeps the noise down and eliminates the staircase effect.

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I quantize everything to below 1 bit. Keeps the noise down and eliminates the staircase effect.

Also allows for lossless compression yielding file sizes near zero, depending on the amount of file tagging used. Now if only the overly bright background could be blackened. I believe there's a new company - IIRC its name is "Craap", a spin-off of a sponsor of this site - already developing a "Blackening Solution", or short BS for that.

post #344 of 380

sound science stand up comedy, soon in your town.

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sound science stand up comedy, soon in your town.

Podcasts and digital streaming that few people will understand. Can we test two comics with an A/B switch?

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