[sdiy] Dynamic range and SNR

Mike Bryant mbryant at futurehorizons.com
Tue Aug 24 20:22:21 CEST 2021


You asked for dynamic range.  SNR needs to be significantly better than the dynamic range


-----Original Message-----
From: cheater cheater [mailto:cheater00social at gmail.com] 
Sent: 24 August 2021 19:07
To: Mike Bryant
Subject: Re: [sdiy] Dynamic range and SNR

I think that's not right - if that were true, a 10 bit DAC would be enough for any orchestra recording, and we know that's not true. I've heard this argument many times and it just never rang true with me.

On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 6:14 PM Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com> wrote:
>
> 60dB should be more than enough for synths as it's about the dynamic range of an orchestra.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cheater cheater [mailto:cheater00social at gmail.com]
> Sent: 24 August 2021 17:10
> To: Mattias Rickardsson
> Cc: Mike Bryant; Synth DIY
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Dynamic range and SNR
>
> What do you think is the necessary dynamic range?
>
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 6:03 PM Mattias Rickardsson <mr at analogue.org> wrote:
> >
> > I'd be more worried about the -10 dB SNR. ;-)
> >
> > /mr
> >
> > Den tis 24 aug. 2021 17:58cheater cheater via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org> skrev:
> >>
> >> Sorry, I can't believe 10dB is the correct amount. Are you sure you 
> >> have the numbers right?
> >>
> >> On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 4:47 PM Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Given some of the stuff I've heard about 10dB and -10dB 
> >> > respectively :-) It's what adds that 'character' to the signal you can't get with digital.
> >> >
> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> > From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] On 
> >> > Behalf Of cheater cheater via Synth-diy
> >> > Sent: 24 August 2021 15:39
> >> > To: synth-diy
> >> > Subject: [sdiy] Dynamic range and SNR
> >> >
> >> > I was wondering what people's thoughts are on what dynamic range and SNR are necessary for signals in a modular system. This includes both audio signals as well as CV.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
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