On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 06:50:39PM +1000, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
Yes but my point is that the resulting aliasing sounds worse than the
> Most instruments with fast transients usually *already* have a high
True, but those are removed by the anti-aliasing filters in
the ADCs. The problem here is harmonics generated _inside_ the digital
domain. Once they're generated it's too late to filter them out, as
the aliasing has already occurred.
> > The 3rd harmonic alone potentially increases the signal bandwidth by
A lead guitarist will often deliberately play a harmonic `squeal'
in a lead solo (particularly in rock and metal). As a guitarist myself,
I fairly frequently generate fundamentals of around 4 kHz. Deliberate
use of higher frequencies than that might not be very common, but
the equipment should at least deal with it gracefully.
The fact remains that a lot of high end professional users consider many
of the free software plugins to be "nearly unusable" (see Ben Loftis'
earlier post in this thread). This isn't intended as a criticism of the
developers, just an acknowledgement that perhaps more attention needs to be
paid to some fairly subtle aspects of design that have not been
considered important up to now, if these high end users are to take
Linux audio more seriously.