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  1. esldude

    Is Digital Audio A Mature Science?

    Measured sound quality or perceived sound quality? Most people by far prefer some compression on recordings. Not necessarily a huge amount, but some amount will usually have people thinking the sound quality is improved with some compression. The accuracy is worse, the perception is an improvement. A simple illustration of the issues there.
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    Is Digital Audio A Mature Science?

    Most of your early Chesky CD's were very good. Recorded in a purist manner and no processing. For something more popular in a studio produced CD the original release of Dire Strait's Love over Gold is very good. Not an early CD, but I've thought Buddy Guy's Feels like rain is a well recorded CD. The Wilson Audio CD's which are once again available in some higher rez formats are also very good.
  3. Your phone probably has what amounts to an AGC in it. Automatic Gain Control. It raises and lowers gain to compensate for a widely varying loudness. I would have thought a webcam would also. I don't know if that function would be available to turn on or off in some of the Windows settings. Dynamic compression also works this way through a different mechanism. It basically lowers gain available as loudness increases. I suppose its possible your speakers or playback are causing the distortion. You could try using the compression plug in built into Audacity to compress the recorded sound and see if that helps any. That only works after the recording is made however. A digital audio workstation software might let you do this real time as the sound is recorded. But I don't have an easy solution for you, but it will be somewhere related to this problem.
  4. esldude

    Is Digital Audio A Mature Science?

    You are taking the correct approach in that the original tech is better than later tech. You can stop off at 78's before going to wax cylinders however. Shellac is where its at!
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    Is Digital Audio A Mature Science?

    Balderdash! Nothing more.
  6. esldude

    Is Digital Audio A Mature Science?

    Because like you've seen written thousands of times, being aware of expectation bias in no way protects you from falling afoul of it if you continue with sighted listening impressions. It would be like knowing that 3 packs of cigarettes a day can increase cancer risks, but continuing to smoke as if that knowledge would protect you from cancer. It is a methodology that does not work.
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    Is Digital Audio A Mature Science?

    Digital recording and reproduction is mature science yes. It can be end to end transparent to human listeners from ADC to DAC. Now the reason we don't have full lifelike reproduction has nothing to do with any failings in digital audio. It has to do with limitations of transducers. It has to do with limitations of two channel recording and reproduction. Or 5 channel recordings and reproduction. We aren't currently able to create a sonic hologram of the original soundspace. Additional channels and research are allowing a result humans perceive as closer to the original (or created) soundspace. Whether it ever gets there or not I don't know. It is not a problem of digital that is keeping us back. DSP may one day solve it or get us closer to the real sound.
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    Is Digital Audio A Mature Science?

    Another interpretation of where the action is. Where there's smoke there's fire. Only we don't know what is burning.
  9. esldude

    "Rock/Pop" MultiChannel shining in Stereo

    Oohashi's work is uneven. I forget at the moment the name of the researcher. But another Japanese researcher has replicated faithfully some of his work and the results don't replicate. I think some of the work has been repeated by more than two people and no one's results replicated his. Doesn't mean he is wrong. It wouldn't be the first time one researcher's results were real and other's failed. Some unnoticed attention to detail can be the difference. I do in totality look askance at Oohashi if others aren't getting results to corroborate similar phenomena.
  10. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2702/810e3bfde17fc044cd7775b49e9c9a77ee8f.pdf Unfortunately from Oohashi. Eye conductance of ultrasonics to inner ear. @Arpiben @Ralf11
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    "Rock/Pop" MultiChannel shining in Stereo

    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2702/810e3bfde17fc044cd7775b49e9c9a77ee8f.pdf The paper about ultrasonics being conducted into the inner ear via the eye sockets. I am disappointed it was Oohashi as some of his work seems questionable. @Kal Rubinson
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    "Rock/Pop" MultiChannel shining in Stereo

    Are you referring to the OOP or the Revised OP?
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    "Rock/Pop" MultiChannel shining in Stereo

    I await the full recording of an orchestra done this way. In ear microphones for each player so you can hear what the musicians hear. All mixed together so you can know what it is like to hear yourself playing every instrument in the orchestra all at once. Do you use an artificial ear on your microphone, otherwise directionality effects and such means it can never sound the same.
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    "Rock/Pop" MultiChannel shining in Stereo

    I find I like Argentine Malbec's for something not expensive.
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    "Rock/Pop" MultiChannel shining in Stereo

    I don't believe you. Not on the video. I've seen claims that at normal viewing distances 4K and 2k aren't visibly different, and that is possible. I've seen explanations that beyond some viewing distances SD and HD would have resolution limited by your eye and distance. But not that they were not different in general. Of course much 4k also offers higher dynamic range which is a difference of another kind. Oh, this gives proper credibility to the rest of your post here. Whisky and red wine aren't the same. People claiming other people believe that might be a waste of time. This is quite ridiculous. What's with you today Miska?
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