[linux-audio-user] Linux music editor, greater than 32-bit ?

Folderol folderol at ukfsn.org
Thu Feb 22 15:04:50 EST 2007

On Thu, 22 Feb 2007 13:48:04 -0600
millward <millward at ms.umanitoba.ca> wrote:

> I've got a sound card capable of 96 bits, ( M-Audio audiofile 24/96 )
> but my sound editor, Audacity for Linux, only goes up to 32 bits.
> Is there a sound editor for Linux that can do higher than 32 bits?

Maybe I'm missing something here, but what on earth does anyone need
such high resolution for?

ISTR The humble CD is recorded at 18bit. which is over 200,000:1 and
more than 100dB. The orchestral dynamic range is I believe quoted at
90dB. I accept some extra headroom is nice, and the calculations aren't
quite so simple, but even 32bit comes out at mind boggling 200dB.

Will Godfrey

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