Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-08-2009, 08:02 AM
Numi Numi is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tampa, FL United States
Posts: 376
Default Feature Request:32bit File Record/Export

I'd like to see the availability of 32bit float file export as well as 32bit float file recording of audio files.

My reason, simple..I would like the highest quality mixdown to send off to be mastered when bouncing down my project.

Most every DAW I know has this option, and since PT's uses a 32bit audio engine it should be easy to add the option for record/export.
__________________
Equipment:Mac Mini(Late 2012) and Mbox 3

Audio Drive:OWC TIChip924/FW800

Software:OSX 10.8.5, Pro Tools 11.0.2/10.3.7, Reaper 4 and WaveLab 7

~On The LeVeL~
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-08-2009, 08:31 AM
flommer flommer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 4,117
Default Re: Feature Request:32bit File Record/Export

As there is no such thing as a 32bit ADC, or DAC, this should make zero difference on the recording side of things.

And since anything has to get up-sampled to create a 32 bit file (zeros are simply tacked on the end of the 24 bit sample), then it really doesn't matter for export either, as whatever software the mastering house is using will do the same thing (if it actually mixes 32 bit files...)...

32 bit float mix engine is to accommodate the big numbers required by summing before dividing..

People love to be sold by bigger numbers... Sometimes it just doesn't matter.

I could be wrong and YMMV

Talk to a mastering facility and see if they think it matters. I'd be curious to hear the answer
__________________
MacPro3ghz, 6GB, 10.7.5, PT10.3.2, Digi002 factory/toolkit2/PTIEP, 11R
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-08-2009, 12:37 PM
tamasdragon tamasdragon is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hungary
Posts: 2,190
Default Re: Feature Request:32bit File Record/Export

There is no benefit in 32bit float files against the 24bit fixed. If you haven't clipped the hell out of your daw, than the two files should be identical besides the bitrate of course.
Tamas Dragon
__________________
my blog:Tamas Dragon
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-08-2009, 02:22 PM
Craig F Craig F is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 12,591
Default Re: Feature Request:32bit File Record/Export

now the ability to import|convert 32 bit files is sorely needed
__________________
...

"Fly High Freeee click psst tic tic tic click Bird Yeah!" - dave911

PT11 System Requirements link http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/C...m-Requirements


Thank you,

Craig
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-09-2009, 12:39 AM
tamasdragon tamasdragon is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hungary
Posts: 2,190
Default Re: Feature Request:32bit File Record/Export

Quote:
Originally Posted by Craig F View Post
now the ability to import|convert 32 bit files is sorely needed
Now that would be nice.
TD
__________________
my blog:Tamas Dragon
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-09-2009, 02:59 AM
TOM@METRO's Avatar
TOM@METRO TOM@METRO is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 16,953
Default Re: Feature Request:32bit File Record/Export

Quote:
Originally Posted by Craig F View Post
now the ability to import|convert 32 bit files is sorely needed
+1 for this.
__________________
~ tom thomas

Formerly hobotom

Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.10 HDX
HD Omni and 192 I/Os
Windows 10
Intel Hexcore i7
All Samsung Pro SSDs
Ampex MM1200 2" 24 trk tape
Outboard: UREI, Eventide, Lexicon, Yamaha, TC Electronics, Orban, ART, EchoAudio, Dolby, Hughes, API, Neve, Audio Arts, BBE, Aphex, Berringer, MOTU, dbx, Allison, etc.
Plug-ins: Too many to talk about.

www.metrostudios.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feature Request: Retrospective Record Chingy Pro Tools 11 3 09-19-2013 10:33 AM
Export Tracks to Session, Feature Request... JR Fountain Post - Surround - Video 9 09-07-2011 05:23 AM
FEATURE REQUEST: Export Session Data freeBase Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 5 05-22-2009 10:23 AM
Feature request - Consolidate on Export Sonsey Post - Surround - Video 2 10-20-2007 05:28 PM
Feature Request: Export Selection to New Session chroma17 Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 3 03-14-2007 05:40 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:36 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com