[LAU] Pro Audio? OT rant.

Chris Bannister cbannister at slingshot.co.nz
Sun Dec 30 11:54:07 UTC 2012

On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 12:36:45AM +0100, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> to summarize, there are two physical constraints, and they are
> common to analog and digital signals: bandwidth and dynamic range
> (or, more precisely, signal-to-noise ratio). in both respects,
> digital systems out-do analog ones easily, by orders of magnitude,

I tend to think of SNR and dynamic range as two separate things. I look
at "dynamic range" as the amount of "headroom" available for an
instruments variation in loudness/softness. Whereas keeping the noise
level low enough is another kettle of fish.

Am I misunderstanding something?

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