[LAU] A new approach

Mathias Buhr napcode at apparatus.de
Fri Apr 1 12:43:38 UTC 2016

On 01.04.2016 01:22, Will Godfrey wrote:
> As part of our quest for the best possible sound we are planning an enhancement
> that passes bits through a grading process (the well known 'Enharmonic Bit
> Comparator' - version 33)* thus ensuring that any bit asymmetry is removed.
> In laymans terms, this has a heater to agitate the bits, then an amplifier to
> highlight the errors, and rectifiers to remove them. Symmetrical bits produce
> significantly less quantum noise so reduce the possibility of alignment
> boundary collisions, giving a much warmer, smoother presentation.
> Such advanced technology has a cost of course, so to gain the greatest benefit
> from this process it is necessary for Yoshimi to now use only audiophile grade
> bits, rather than the standard ones and zeros present in ordinary programs. Bit
> quality is heavily dependent on the source so we recently did a line-by-line
> review of the code, feeding it to our Delta Orthogonal Grader.
> Finally, there is the open-source BitShine engine (BS). This 'clarifies'
> individual zeroes and ones passing through it, making them sharper, so should
> give greater precision when passed on to the DA converter. This is available
> under the 'Multi User Grant' license. As it appears to be GPL compatible we are
> looking at it for possible inclusion.
> I should point out that there is only a narrow window for discussion as we
> expect to be committed by lunch time today.
> * EBC33 - Mullard
I'm very sceptical to say the least! So far none of these modern
computation methods could convince me. Furthermore, it is common
knowledge that tube-calculated bits are indeed the better sounding bits.
That's why I will always keep running jackd on my compact mainframe.
Exactly how my ancestors did!
Here's someones father adjusting the jack-patchbay via MotifJackCtl

Thanks for starting this

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