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Old 08-13-2000, 05:41 AM
David Wright David Wright is offline
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Default 16-bit v 24-bit Optimized Mixer

I'm using the 16-bit optimized mixer on my NuBus PTIII sustem, PT4.1.1. Since I can only handle 16-bit disk files that seems logical. I use a number of plug-ins (mostly Waves) and of course they operate at 24-bit resolution. I've not seen any comprehensive explanation of what exactly the difference is between the 16-bit and 24-bit optimized mixers, and I'm wondering if there would be any advantage in my using the 24-bit?
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Old 08-16-2000, 12:09 PM
Kris Kris is offline
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Default Re: 16-bit v 24-bit Optimized Mixer

From what I understand, the 24 bit mixer has more headroom, other than that you don't lose any sound quality by using the 16 bit mixer. I use the 24 bit mixer unless I run out of DSP horsepower, then I'll switch to the 16 bit mixer which usually frees up a few chips on the DSP farm.
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