Why is that? Can you explain, because after reading his interview below it made sense to me. For George, vocal sound
Originally Posted by joaquin
Sorry for the intrusion, but his is my loose interpretation of GML statement:
6db is the amount of dynamic range you get for every bit.
the original, recorded signal is using it's determined (fixed) amount of bits at each sample, once it goes in to the Plugin, you end up adding more information to the original signal even though you are not going any "louder" than the original peaks.........................Joaquin.
" wow. that's pretty confusing let's start again.
think about what you do when you "compress" a signal. what you're doing is first adding some gain, then evaluating the signal level and reducing the gain when the signal rises above some set "threshold". right? so, think about that stage where you add gain; it doesn't come from nowhere...you're bringing up low level signals. in a digital word there's only so much there. in fact, every time you add 6.0206dB of gain, you're shiifting the digital word one bit left. what goes into bit 0 at the far right of the word? zero. there's no more resolution there.
anyway, if you (like me) are compressing 24dB or more you're reducing your dynamic range by 4 bits. get it? "