Originally Posted by SureSound
Where do AVID say it sounds better,except in that headline "Your Sound-better, faster, easier...."?
I'm looking at your link. They say:
You get "higher resolution mixing" with more headroom.
"Legendary sound" from their Avid Channel Strip.
"Top quality sound...with Avid Hardware"
"Get great sounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation"
Attain the highest sound quality and performance
"Because Pro Tools HD is designed and optimized to be part of an integrated hardware
/software solution, you can capture audio in pristine clarity with near-zero latency. Even when mixing large, complex projects, you’ll experience uncompromised performance—on a Pro Tools|HDX DSP-powered system or on the host with Pro Tools|HD Native." This is a claim about hardware, then.
AFAIK they have never, ever said their software
sounds better at any stage of its evolution. They have quoted their endorsees saying they can hear the difference between PT9 and PT10, but AVID have never claimed this. Considering the debates on GS about minimal differences between, say, two different high end AD converters, you might expect even a little mention of the improved "sound" of the software.
I'd like to invite anyone who works for AVID to tell us that the software
sounds better than before. It may help clarify the "sound of software" arguments that somehow never seem to go away.
I know this thread is "HDX vs.TDM" but these are processing chips which either can do the maths or not. I can't believe one chip can do the maths not quite as well as another (obviously some chips are more powerful and can do more tasks more quickly).