[sdiy] DACs on-board 12 vs external 16 vs 24 bit

ChristianH chris at chrismusic.de
Wed Nov 6 12:19:35 CET 2013


On Wed, 6 Nov 2013 12:03:49 +0100 "cheater00 ." <cheater00 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Richie Burnett
> <rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk> wrote:
> > save 24-bit for something like a synth that has to output 32 voices, each made of 4 oscillators all mixed together, with envelopes etc. The extra quantization levels are really useful here!
> 
> I seriously doubt 24-bit D-A is within the reach of any synth
> designer. Or even 22-bit. Not even Yamaha would bother.

I think Richie didn't mean D-A'ing, but doing internal calculations with
that bitness, in order to have enough margin for summing and attenuation.

Chris




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