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Jerry Tubb

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Re: Pro Tools HD10 and Mastering at 32 Bit Floating Point
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2011, 02:40:21 pm »

There are compelling arguments against 32 bit float for audio.  Moorer's article is one--don't have a link, but I'm sure it's "floating" around out there.  Worth a look.

Here yah go Cass:

http://www.sonicstudio.com/pdf/papers/48FixedVs32Floats.pdf

The problem, as I see it is the dither back to 24-bit between TDM plug-ins, especially when several are stacked on a channel.

Hope your Festivus was full of Feats of Strength!

JT
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Re: Pro Tools HD10 and Mastering at 32 Bit Floating Point
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2011, 03:40:29 pm »

I was at a Pro Tools 10 demo with Avid about a month ago. There are some minor benefits with the new version for ME's like being able to handle different formats in the same session and clip based automation, but for those of us who mainly use hardware nothing that really sticks out for me.

Pro Tools 10 is basically an intermediate release until a full 64 bit version is ready and everyone using TDM has to make a switch in both plug-ins and hardware. The major benefit (IMHO) with the newer version(s) is going to be for audio post facilities and not so much for MEs.
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Re: Pro Tools HD10 and Mastering at 32 Bit Floating Point
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2011, 06:03:23 pm »

Here yah go Cass:

http://www.sonicstudio.com/pdf/papers/48FixedVs32Floats.pdf

The problem, as I see it is the dither back to 24-bit between TDM plug-ins, especially when several are stacked on a channel.

Hope your Festivus was full of Feats of Strength!

JT
Yep--that's it.  Thanks, JT!  Here's a subsequent "layman's" explanation of the information as a practical matter.

http://www.rane.com/pdf/old/note153.pdf

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Re: Pro Tools HD10 and Mastering at 32 Bit Floating Point
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2011, 10:00:56 pm »

Thanks for the link Cass. Enlightening article!
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Jerry Tubb

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Re: Pro Tools HD10 and Mastering at 32 Bit Floating Point
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2011, 11:27:54 pm »

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