Audio bit depth curiosity
Posted on Jun 25, 2007 11:39 am
Member Since: May 20, 2007
So im using Sonar 6 PE and I keep hearing all this stuff about the 64-bit engine. What Im wondering is why this is necessary, i know the 'audio resolution' is extreme but doesnt it increase the rendered file size by like 4 times?
Do you guys have a use for this stuff, or is this designed for big-time production?
oh yeah, I just made a photoshop image in 600 dpi just for giggles... anyone need a billboard made? lol
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Jun 25, 2007 11:51 am it's really good for subtle stuff like reverb tails, and other effects...and also for extremely accurate editing....wait, that's when recording....uhhh it's supposed to increase the efficiency of the program, so you can run more plugs and more automation and whatnot.
Jun 25, 2007 12:18 pm I work in photoshop, and have received a few files from print houses in 2400 dpi. eesh, i use 300 for my print work, but it's inhouse.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
Jun 25, 2007 01:50 pm our graphic designer says we recommend 600dpi to all our clients....we do alot at 300 but on the smaller/finer details you can tell...he says anything past 600 is overkill for making cd booklets.
Jun 25, 2007 01:52 pm pat, you do printing?
Jun 25, 2007 03:23 pm Not really, we have a 3k$ kyocera here in house, but I just do mainly demo / proof work.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
i do our catalogs, but it's manual, ugh.
so nothing like an actual 'printer' so to speak, just internal stuff.
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Jun 27, 2007 10:13 pm Lex, if your running the processor you say you are then using the 64 bit processing in Sonar will make editing and things much easier and finer.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
You DON'T have to render in 64 bit, its just for working. I use the 64 bit double precision engine all the time, it is never off here. But then again, I am doing Pro level work mostly with it so for me it is a big plus to have it.
A side note, you can save the files for transport to other studios in a higher rez if needed. It really makes it easier if the other end is going to work on them.
Jul 02, 2007 03:10 pm Lex-
In the audio recording world 64-bit engine has no bearing on audio fidelity. It has to do with how much data your processor can handle per clock cycle. A 64 bit system (with an application that is optimized for it) should be able to run more plug-ins and higher track counts, but it has nothing to do with the choice of recording at 16-bit or 24 bit, bit depth. An explanation of bit depth can be found at:
In any case nice one on upgrading to a 64-bit system.
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