At 11:01 AM 2008-08-27, Craig Breaden wrote:
One of our donors, a collector of traditional songs, has just
purchased a Korg MR-1000 1-bit recorder to do his field recording.
I created 44.1/16-
and 24-bit versions using Audiogate, trying to get an idea of what a
user copy would sound like, and noticed some digital artifacts thrown
in around what had been, on the original file, a very soft pop in the
background. This was not encouraging, although I realize I could
render at a higher resolution using Audiogate then create the user
copy using WaveLab. He's on the fence, wondering if he should go
to his Tascam, and from some of the discussion last year on the list
regarding 1-bit, I'm not certain he shouldn't. Any thoughts?
This is indeed an interesting question.
The first question I have for you, is can't he capture in 96/24 on
the Korg instead of1 bit DSD?
I would like you to evaluate all of the following transfer modes of
the audio surrounding this click and report back to us, if you can:
MR-1000DSD------------analog-----------studio 96/24 converter
MR-1000DSD file-------audiogate----------------96/24 file
(I don't know if this is possible since the original was DSD and I
don't know if the Korg can do the conversion inside before
I'm trying to isolate the problem to the Audiogate software with
these tests. We have waaay too many variables.
Of course, then downsampling all three in Wavelab to 44.1/16 would
need to be tried.
I would be willing to downsample all three in Sampitude to 44.1/16
if you wish as one colleague says he can hear a difference between
Wavelab and Samplitude, but I have not with the limited use I've
put Wavelab to (he's used it a lot more). This is an echo of our
thread last week <sigh>!
More tests can present themselves, like comparing the Korg in DSD
mode vs. 96/24 mode, then comparing the Korg to the Tascam and
perhaps a rented Sound Devices 702/722. I selected the SD722 for
field recording with a pair of DPA 4006 TL mics--actually I got the
SD after I got the mics as I wanted something that would truly do
justice to the mics.
Richard L. Hess email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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