Please note that Soundforge is presently at Version 11. Any comparison
using version 9 is stale. The apple (small "a") has become an orange for
present day purposes.
I don't know what "under the hood" changes Sony has made in its two
iterations subsequent to Version 9, but any manufacturer's
technology-driven product should not have its rating penalized without
testing its most recent version.
From: Tom Fine
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:34 AM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Sample rate conversion question
I found this set of comparisons of sample rate converters online:
First of all, does anyone know anything about the author of this website? Is
the test data reliable?
I compared the SSRC converter, which is built into dbPowerAmp batch
converter software, with Sony
Soundforge 9 with anti-aliasing, which is what I assume is used when a
Soundforge 96/24 file is fed
to Sony CD Architect Red Book authoring program. It appears that the SSRC
converter behaves more
like an ideal filter as defined by these tests. So, what kind of sonic
problems should I be
listening for with the Sony software? Are we talking about "problems" below
the threshold of
audibility with music, are would there be audible distortions produced by
Sony's apparent deviations
from an ideal filter?
-- Tom Fine