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Shai,

Were you thinking of this site:

http://src.infinitewave.ca/

Eric Jacobs

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-----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.
>>>
>>>
>> --
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>>