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Old 12th May 2015
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Originally Posted by kraku View Post
I'm probably going to get lynched for saying some of this, but:

1. Summing mixers don't add to sound quality. At most they take away from it. Sum digitally if you want best sound quality.
YOU SIR ... ... ...are correct.

Indeed analog does take away from the original signal. Every single piece of analog equipment no matter how clean will change the original source. Ever recorded to a tape machine? Far from pure indeed.

So the good news is that you are correct. Scientifically speaking, purest is the best. The bad news is that we don't experience music in a scientific way. And sonic artifacts provide excitement that is fuel to the emotional impact of music.

So you win. But in the end you lose...