[linux-audio-dev] interesting post from vst-plugins on float/int

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Sep 16 13:49:43 UTC 2002

On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 09:01:56 -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> i thought this was pretty insightful. vst-plugins has had a little
> debate over whether or not VST should provide an integer sample
> format. actually, not much of a debate. one person suggested it,

Looking further ahead, the Itanium chip is incapable of native integer
multiplication, it converts to float, does the mult, and converts back.

I haven't read up on the 64bit AMD chip.

- Steve

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