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Re: Digital Distortion

Subject: Re: Digital Distortion
From: Dan Dugan <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 18:26:59 -0700
Walt, you wrote,

>One problem folks have is the worship of that bit about digital being
>bit perfect copies. Yes, if just copying a file, it's possible to
>approach bit perfect copies.

In copying a file, it's -normal- to produce bit-perfect copies. If 
you're not able to do this routinely your system and procedures 
aren't set up right.

>But, in sound processing, each processing
>step is calculating a new waveform. You don't care as much that it's bit
>perfect as that it approaches sound perfect. Do not get worried that the
>sound changed, just make sure it changed the way you want. After all, if
>you were doing it analog, every component it passed through would be
>changing the waveform.


-Dan Dugan


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