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Bolibolubab

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  1. "Steinberg AXR4T 28x24 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with RND Silk Circuitry" They say 32 bit integer AD/DA conversion (!?!?!?!) >>> "Bit Depth Up to 32-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)" >>> "This interface itself is capable of capturing audio at sample rates and resolutions of up to 384 kHz / 32-bit, enabling a highly-detailed reproduction of transients as well as an increase in headroom over 24-bit converters." IF this is true, it would means that no mic preamps are needed. If this is true, that's really new. It seems utterly crazy that it would be only for Mac and not for Windows, and that it is Thunderbolt 2 and not Thunderbolt 3. Lot of questions...
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    32 bit integer AD/DA conversion (!?!?!?!)

    Hi @TotteG, I see that the "no analog preamp needed with 32 bit integer AD" idea seems to be difficult to grasp and accept, when people are so used to analog preamps and their audio desired "warm" qualities, and when "digital audio" has been for some time associated with "cold and harsh sound". So this Steinberg marketing is undoubtely smart, from this point of view : not clearly telling people that there is no analog preamps in this audio interface because they are no more needed with 32 bit integer AD conversion. If you read the manual and go to the Panel Control and Functions (Main Panel) page, page 4, you can see that nowhere are volume controls for some analog preamps. There is only this on page 5 : Seen ?... Only digital processing on 32 bit integer audio streams. No analog electronical gains, nowhere. The relative volumes are managed by DSP with the 32 bit integer audio streams. Regards, Bolibolubab
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    DitherFloat By Chris Johnson Airwindows

    https://www.gearslutz.com/board/new-product-alert/1247833-airwindows-ditherfloat-mac-windows-linux-au-vst.html
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    32 bit integer AD/DA conversion (!?!?!?!)

    https://new.steinberg.net/axr4/ Are the so called "hybrid microphone preamps" real analog preamps ? I guess they are absolutely not : they are matched impedances at the analog inputs + DSP processing on the 32 bit integer audio streams.
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    32 bit integer AD/DA conversion (!?!?!?!)

    What I wanted to say is that matching impedances, to whatever impedances are needed (be them mics, or instruments, or whatever needed impedances), is not preamplification. DI boxes were only given as understandable practical examples.
  6. Hi everyone, Chris Johnson from Airwindows is amazing . In February 1 2017, he uploaded a "dithering" plugin made by him, plugin called Not Just Another Dither / Not Just Another CD The Youtube video explaining the plugin (on the link above) has 1004 views only, so I think not so many people know about it. ...But it seems to be a kind of "revolution" in the realm of bit reduction / premastering / monitoring. Not Just Another Dither / Not Just Another CD is based on NaturalizeDither by the same man, with added noise shaping ; NaturalizeDither being a very unique and original "dithering" processing because it is using a Benford's Law statistical deterministic technique for the bit reduction/truncation, instead of adding noise like every other dithering processes do...the result is sounding "more real / more natural" !... ...I thought I had to share this here, everyone can check and use this "revolutionary dithering" plugin and other great and useful plugins he makes... ....Then, for those who can afford it, please support Chris Johnson's Patreon (from $1 monthly to what you can/want) This guy makes many very useful and great sounding plugins that everyone can use for free, this "business model" that he is setting up seems to be utterly fair, this guy is a treasure.
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    32 bit integer AD/DA conversion (!?!?!?!)

    Does matching impedances could be considered as mic preamplifications ? I'm not so sure >>> DI boxes are not preamps.
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    32 bit integer AD/DA conversion (!?!?!?!)

    ..."Marketing", maybe (people are not accustomed to the "no mic preamps" idea, before this one there was only one 28 bit integer AD/DA audio interface on the market for years, the Stage Tec True Match , with this idea of "no preamps needed"). Steinberg & Yamaha have choosen to "collaborate with Rupert Neve" for the "Silk processing" (harmonic distortion preamp modelization), this is marketing for a niche where "analog preamps" are desired. Maybe they don't want to complicate things in the minds of "sheep-like consumers". Maybe there are no real analog preamps in this audio interface (maybe it is done only by DSP digital modelizations and calculations, this "Rupert Neve Silk Processing"), but they choose to not say so, for marketing purposes. Maybe when they say there are preamps it's just a kind of "little white lie". I prefer the thruth, but if white lies are required for the business to go on...
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    32 bit integer AD/DA conversion (!?!?!?!)

    Windows availability expected in 2019 2nd quarter
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    32 bit integer AD/DA conversion (!?!?!?!)

    https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/steinberg-axr4t-thunderbolt-audio-interface-overview/
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    Strange Sounds - Remember Me, Who I Was

    A lot can be made, today, with a zero budget and a good mind !...
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    Strange Sounds - Remember Me, Who I Was

    Nice one, Recoil @Happy Mike ! I really like this one
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    Mixing "Arcadia 1" by Mai麦

    Nice !
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    John Dowland CD

    Love it
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    music video

    Joli !... Une présence et un état d'être très touchants, et sympathiques (ça y est, maintenant on t'a vu !...), super, Philw !...
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    Folk songs

    Cool, Phil, I'm very happy from your answer !...
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    Metal mixed and mastered with Samplitude

    Epic !!!...
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    Metal mixed and mastered with Samplitude

    Glorious !!!...
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    Folk songs

    I don't think your voice is poor, I tend to think that the tonalities of the songs are not adapted to your voice range. I will say it in french, as we are both natively french speakers, and because it is easier for me : Je pense que la tonalité n'est pas adaptée à la tessiture de la voix, même si je pense que les morceaux sont par ailleurs bien construits. Je pense que les morceaux devraient être "pitchés" (anglicisme ) plus haut, pour que cette voix particulière qui est la tienne puisse déployer plus de couleurs. Présentement, les mélodies vocales sont dans le registre médium-grave de cette voix là, et il est donc parfaitement normal qu'il y ait peu de "puissance" (sachant qu'il ne faut jamais forcer dans le registre grave d'une voix, mais toujours y être "en douceur", ce qui est très bien fait, là, d'un point de vue "santé vocale"). ...Éventuellement, donc, essayer les mêmes morceaux dans des tonalités plus hautes (pour chanter plus haut dans l'étendue de la tessiture vocale), pourrait donner des résultats intéressants pour l'interprétation chantée, "sans faire plus d'efforts que ça" (la mélodie vocale serait replacée dans une partie plus "expressive" de la tessiture vocale, vers le médium et médium aigu, où il y a plus de "couleurs" et plus de possibilités de modulations d'énergies, sans forcément que cela veuille dire toujours à fond la patate). Ça voudrait dire aussi refaire toutes les parties instrumentales dans de nouvelles tonalités, une certaine quantité de travail... Mais, sachant l'importance de la partie chantée dans la réception d'un morceau par le public, peut-être cela vaudrait-il la peine d'être essayé, avec un premier morceau, pour voir par vous mêmes si vous penseriez finalement que le jeu en vaudrait la chandelle...
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