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Old 24th October 2009
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Mastering
 

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Originally Posted by Dreamchaos View Post
Can someone explain the differences in headroom in digital recording and at what point do you begin to clip at the different bit rates, here is what I understand;
16bit clips at -0,
24bit has a little bit of room past -0db maybe 3 db of room.
32bit what amount before clipping?
64bit where does clipping begin?

Am I understanding this correctly?
No, this is incorrect. 0 dBFS is the same level for all wordlengths for all intents and purposes, within thousandths of a dB. The longer the wordlength, the lower the lowest signal which can be encoded.

BK