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Re: Digital Distortion

Subject: Re: Digital Distortion
From: Dan Dugan <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 11:58:01 -0700
Evert, you wrote,

>Normalizing to 50% before you start to edit a file doesn't make much
>sense to me. If for instance the peak level is - 10 dB and the
>average value is -20 dB, and you are gonna normalize to 50 %, you
>will lower the level that much, that you are gonna loose enough bits
>to code the signal.

I don't have this software, but my assumption on reading "normalize
to 50%" was that the function shifts the gain up or down so that the
peak is -6 dBFS, i.e. 50% modulation. If the peak level is -10 dBFS,
it would raise it 4 dB.

-Dan Dugan


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