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Thanks very much indeed to Richard, Corey, David, Shai, and Eric.

iZotope & Weiss look very tempting, but my purchasing manager - the better
half - says no go, too much dough. But I may not be stuck. Eric's reference
to the infinitewave site is very revealing.

http://src.infinitewave.ca/

It shows that R8brain free seems to have no artifacts, like iZotope, at the
cost of an inverted phase pulse and a low-pass cutoff a bit lower than
usual. Its website is here:

http://www.voxengo.com/product/r8brain/

I don't have much choice at the moment, but does anyone have any comments
about this? Am I reading the infinitewave data correctly?

TIA,

Hunter

On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 10:26 PM, Eric Jacobs <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Shai,
>
> Were you thinking of this site:
>
> http://src.infinitewave.ca/
>
> Eric Jacobs
>
> The Audio Archive, Inc.
> tel: 408.221.2128
> fax: 408.549.9867
> mailto:[log in to unmask]
> http://www.TheAudioArchive.com
> Disc and Tape Audio Transfer Services and Preservation Consulting
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Shai Drori
> Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2011 11:12 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Question regarding Sample Rate Conversion (SRC)
> software
>
>
> If you are willing to spend a little, Izotope has a wonderful src that
> has no (I'm serious about this) no artifacts. I was trying to find in my
> database the website that did the testing a while ago. It was a very eye
> opening experience about src. Cost means nothing. You wouldn't believe
> how many top notch DAW's have @#$% src. IIRC Izotope was the only one
> with no artifacts at a reasonable cost. Weiss I think was another one if
> you have the money.
> Shai
>
> On 02/12/11 21:40, L. Hunter Kevil wrote:
> > Thanks for the quick reply, Richard. Much appreciated.
> >
> > I probably should have mentioned that I do not own a DAC,  much less a
> > pro-quality one like your RME's. And you bet I won't discard any original
> > files I acquire.
> >
> > For the moment I'm just trying to find software that will enable me to
> use
> > lplex to write 24/96 files to a DVD-video. (It won't work at 88.2) The
> > DVD's are very portable, solving one problem The problem is that 88.2/24
> > files are much more common on sites like HDTracks than 96/24 ones.
> >
> > Thanks again,
> >
> > Hunter
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Richard L.
> Hess<[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> >
> >> The question is this: what recommendations can you give for converting
> >>> stereo music files at 24/88.2 and 24/192 to 24/96 with no loss of
> musical
> >>> information?
> >>>
> >> DON'T !
> >>
> >> Just play those files into your DAC at their native rate and enjoy them.
> >>
> >> One could argue that you cannot losslessly convert 24/192 to 24/96 in
> any
> >> event, as you are halving the recorded information.
> >>
> >> In reality, since the bandwidth is being reduced from say 90 to 45 kHz,
> >> the loss would be more evident to bats and perhaps dogs than humans, but
> >> still, it cannot be lossless.
> >>
> >> The conversion from 88.2 to 96 could be done, but since it involves a
> lot
> >> of interpolation, it is probably not lossless. In this case, however,
> you
> >> are actually storing more bits.
> >>
> >> For both of these cases, it is far better to just enjoy the files in
> their
> >> native formats. My RME converters will adapt to the input format, well,
> >> except for 192, where I can only say my RME converter (the Fireface UFX
> >> will, the Multifaces only go to 96).
> >>
> >> Even if you make conformed copies, keep the original files.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >>
> >> Richard
> >>
> >>
> >> On 2011-12-02 1:34 PM, L. Hunter Kevil wrote:
> >>
> >>> I'm a long-time lurker and quasi-newbie in the field of digital audio.
> I
> >>> enjoy this list greatly because of the friendly atmosphere and the
> >>> knowledge of the participants, so I hope that my question will be not
> be
> >>> perceived as to out of place.
> >>>
> >>> The question is this: what recommendations can you give for converting
> >>> stereo music files at 24/88.2 and 24/192 to 24/96 with no loss of
> musical
> >>> information?
> >>>   Or is such a thing not possible for an amateur (a cheap but not
> >>> completely
> >>> impecunious one?) I have Windows machines and am adept with software.
> >>>
> >>> I have not been able to locate any good information that answers this
> >>> question directly. Many recommend dbpoweramp and other software, but I
> >>> cannot verify whether there is any loss of musical quality. I have seen
> >>> articles describing how SCR takes place in the process of creating
> >>> professional master recordings - including conversions to analogue,
> >>> dithering,&c.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks for your help,
> >>>
> >>> L. H. Kevil
> >>> University of Missouri
> >>>
> >>> This post has nothing to do with the university. I'm just indulging my
> >>> passion for high-quality music reproduction.
> >>>
> >>>
> >> --
> >> Richard L. Hess                   email: [log in to unmask]
> >> Aurora, Ontario, Canada           (905) 713 6733     1-877-TAPE-FIX
> >>
> http://www.richardhess.com/**tape/contact.htm<
> http://www.richardhess.com/tap
> e/contact.htm>
> >> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
> >>
>