[linux-audio-user] Peak Level Monitor/Limiting

rob rob at curates-egg.org
Fri Mar 30 03:53:44 EDT 2007

Dragan Noveski wrote:
> i think, recording at low level, you are kind of "loosing disc space".
> lets say, if you are recording at 24bit, on low level the signal 
> information will take only 12 bit (example) and the rest of 12 bit 
> will be only empty data information.
> don't think that one can repair that with some gain plugin or 
> normalization...
Depends on the file format.

If using IEEE754 floating-point, your data should have been normalized 
before it sent to disc - so you lose nothing (although if you're using a 
flush-to-zero mode for FP arithmetic you may introduce crossover 


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