Re: [LAU] Music made with linux: Abundance - Ambient-Psy-Trance

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To: Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey@...>
Cc: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 12:11 pm

On Sun, 2010-11-07 at 03:37 -0800, Patrick Shirkey wrote:

The subtlety of the differences is < -120dB. This is what the test just
proved beyond any doubt (if in doubt, read DSP basics). The difference
is inaudible and is created only by the imperfections of floating point
calculations (you always loose some precision when operating on floating
point numbers).

The difference you hear is caused by your playback system (maybe the
soundcard?) distorting at higher playback levels. Or, if you are
monitoring the two mixes at different overall volumes, the difference
can be attributed at least in part to how the human hearing is
non-linear: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal-loudness_contours

You might even be imagining the differences. Don't be offended, it's
really easy to hear differences between two things when you're looking
for (expecting to hear) a difference. This is has been researched and
documented countless times. We all suffer from that, nobody is exempt.

In your shoes, I'd measure the playback system and try to pinpoint the
part which is causing the distortion. If you tweak your mix to sound
good with the distortion your current system exhibits, the mix will not
sound like that anywhere else. So to make your mix sound good
everywhere, you have to have a clean setup as a reference.

(Note the word measure: this is the only way to get any sort of
objective results. )

Sampo

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[LAU] Music made with linux: Abundance - Ambient-Psy-Trance, Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Oct 26, 6:06 am)
Re: [LAU] Music made with linux: Abundance - Ambient-Psy-Tra..., Philipp Überbacher, (Sat Oct 30, 3:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] Music made with linux: Abundance - Ambient-Psy-Tra..., Philipp Überbacher, (Mon Nov 1, 10:50 am)
Re: [LAU] Music made with linux: Abundance - Ambient-Psy-Tra..., Philipp Überbacher, (Tue Nov 2, 10:45 am)
Re: [LAU] Music made with linux: Abundance - Ambient-Psy-Tra..., Philipp Überbacher, (Tue Nov 2, 1:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] Music made with linux: Abundance - Ambient-Psy-Tra..., Sampo Savolainen, (Sun Nov 7, 12:11 pm)