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Re: 24 bit recording (was M/S decoding help

Subject: Re: 24 bit recording (was M/S decoding help
From: "Rob Danielson" danielson_rob
Date: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:14 pm (PDT)
At 10:40 AM -0700 7/11/06, Dan Dugan wrote:
>If someone says a certain percentage of level, I assume they're
>measuring on a linear scale, not a dB scale. DAW waveform displays
>are linear-scaled.
>1% is -40 dBFS, not terribly low even in a 16-bit recording.
>-Dan Dugan

Yes, on a DAW, 1% linear scale and -38 to -40dBFS. The Triplett sound
meter I can borrow doesn't give me very reliable readings below 35dB
but I'm guessing the background sound levels involved were 20-25dB (A
weighted).  Now that I've have a recorder that records at both 16 and
24, I really should make an A/B comparison test using levels of this
scale.  Rob D.

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