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

Paul Davis pbd at op.net
Mon Sep 16 13:56:50 UTC 2002

>> 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.

awesome! a hardware implementation of just about all commercial audio
APIs! and it does all this in less than one cycle, i bet :)


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