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Re: Digital Distortion

Subject: Re: Digital Distortion
From: Clifford Caruthers <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 16:08:36 -0700
To my way of thinking there's no 'damage'.  If you're recording is
already very low level, then normalizing will bring out low bit-rate
artifacts that are best left out of earshot -- cranking up your
amplifier for extra volume will sound much better.  That said, I agree
that if converting to mp3, you should probably normalize -- to my ear,
mp3 compression starts to give out at low levels, adding a kind of
glassy (though not entirely unpleasant) distortion.....


On Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at 03:41 PM, Klas Strandberg wrote:

> But I would still like to get a definite answer: How much damage is
> there,
> for example when normalizing? It feels wrong, not even knowing.=A0=A0=A0=
> Klas.

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