[LAD] Ardour session archiver (Was: new lossless/lossy audio compressor)
Gregory Alan Hildstrom
hildstromoo at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 1 21:58:29 UTC 2007
So does Ardour allow 32-bit float values to exceed +/-1.0?
Audacity does not seem to allow this. -Greg
--- Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 16:42 -0400, Phil Frost wrote:
> > I would suspect that many ardour sessions contain WAVs with floats which
> > came from a 24 or 16 bit source. I haven't looked at the jack source,
> > but it seems to me that the conversion between 32 bit floats in +/- 1
> > and 24 bit integers can be lossless. A trivial archiver could do this
> > conversion and make the session roughly 75% of the original size.
> not if any of them had a gain value or plugin processing that created
> even a single sample exceeding the 0dBFS value of 1.0.
> people who want to save 25% of their file space (and risk losing >0dBFS
> values to clipped ones) with ardour can just go to Options -> Audio File
> Format -> Data and select "24 bit".
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