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Old 9th April 2011
Originally Posted by Majestikc View Post
At first I thought this was a really good idea, but now I don't really see the point....

Let's just say for arguments sake that your converter only captures 90% of the incoming sound, if you're only recording that sound once, as we all do, then it's not that big a deal, but obviously then if you run that same sound round and round through the converter 10 times it's going to loose 10% every time etc etc etc............the only thing is nobody does this, it's normally just once in and out.

So the main test would still be to record just once using different converters and then compare them.

I'll still be doing this test anyway just to see HOW much degradation there is.
There are two good reasons to this test:

1. You'll get good comparable results how different converters perform to each other.

2. You'll get a good idea how much you should worry about bouncing and processing your tracks with HW gear. If the signal doesn't degrade much at all, then you don't have to worry much about doing all the HW processing in one go.