----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Bradley" <[log in to unmask]>
> >Applying certain effects to 16 bit audio if editing in 16 bit
> >resolution could result in loss of resolution could it not?
> Simply normalizing the audio will result in loss of resolution. You
> don't need a complex effect for that to happen if you process a
> 16-bit sample at 16-bits. Again, it's never a simple addition or
> subtraction. All calculations are multiplication. You WILL get
> errors. 16-bit processing is only adequate for 8 bit (or smaller) samples.
When you use "16-bit sample," do you mean that the value is represented
by a 16-"digit" binary number, and can thus have any of 65,536 values
(from 0 to 65,535)...right? So that means that the value of the step
(say 30000) actually represents an analog value that could be anything
from 29999.50..1 to 30000.49..9, which makes the maximum inaccuracy
Steven C. Barr