Yes he can capture at 96/24 on the Korg, but he's still struggling
some with the interface (so this is also a question of comfort level
Next time he brings the machine in I'll do the tests you suggest and
let you know the results.
On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 1:32 PM, Richard L. Hess
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> At 11:01 AM 2008-08-27, Craig Breaden wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> One of our donors, a collector of traditional songs, has just
>> purchased a Korg MR-1000 1-bit recorder to do his field recording.
>> I created 44.1/16-
>> and 24-bit versions using Audiogate, trying to get an idea of what a
>> user copy would sound like, and noticed some digital artifacts thrown
>> in around what had been, on the original file, a very soft pop in the
>> background. This was not encouraging, although I realize I could
>> render at a higher resolution using Audiogate then create the user
>> copy using WaveLab. He's on the fence, wondering if he should go back
>> to his Tascam, and from some of the discussion last year on the list
>> regarding 1-bit, I'm not certain he shouldn't. Any thoughts?
> Hello, Craig,
> This is indeed an interesting question.
> The first question I have for you, is can't he capture in 96/24 on the Korg
> instead of1 bit DSD?
> I would like you to evaluate all of the following transfer modes of the
> audio surrounding this click and report back to us, if you can:
> MR-1000DSD------------analog-----------studio 96/24 converter
> MR-1000DSD file-------audiogate----------------96/24 file
> MR-1000DSD-----------SPDIF/AES--------------96/24 file
> (I don't know if this is possible since the original was DSD and I
> don't know if the Korg can do the conversion inside before
> outputting SPDIF/AES)
> I'm trying to isolate the problem to the Audiogate software with these
> tests. We have waaay too many variables.
> Of course, then downsampling all three in Wavelab to 44.1/16 would need to
> be tried.
> I would be willing to downsample all three in Sampitude to 44.1/16 if you
> wish as one colleague says he can hear a difference between Wavelab and
> Samplitude, but I have not with the limited use I've put Wavelab to (he's
> used it a lot more). This is an echo of our thread last week <sigh>!
> More tests can present themselves, like comparing the Korg in DSD mode vs.
> 96/24 mode, then comparing the Korg to the Tascam and perhaps a rented Sound
> Devices 702/722. I selected the SD722 for field recording with a pair of DPA
> 4006 TL mics--actually I got the SD after I got the mics as I wanted
> something that would truly do justice to the mics.
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