Re: [LAU] About Algorithms

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To: Folderol <folderol@...>
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Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 2:54 am

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Folderol wrote:

>> Isn't all this "A+B=C" stuff (or A*x+B*y=C as one person stated)

precisely.

the "magic" in analog circuits does not come from the way it adds two
in-range voltages, which is precisely as stated above. take 0.1V, add
0.18V, get 0.28V. it really is that simple (we're ignoring temporal
effects that are similar for actual air pressure waves and thus not
relevant to a discussion of artifacts caused by recording and
playback).

the magic comes, to the extent that its actually magic (let alone
actually desirable) from the way it does more complex processing, such
as compression, limiting and EQ, and also the way that some media will
store the result when C is "out of range". even these can be
replicated to any arbitrary accuracy if you're willing to spend the
CPU cycles on it.
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[LAU] About Algorithms, Moshe Werner, (Sat Jul 16, 11:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, lorenzo cecchi, (Mon Jul 18, 10:40 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Jul 18, 2:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Fons Adriaensen, (Sun Jul 17, 8:45 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Ken Restivo, (Wed Jul 20, 3:39 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Dale Powell, (Sun Jul 17, 11:25 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Paul Coccoli, (Mon Jul 18, 9:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Folderol, (Mon Jul 18, 10:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Charles Henry, (Tue Jul 19, 3:52 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Moshe Werner, (Tue Jul 19, 3:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Paul Davis, (Tue Jul 19, 2:54 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Paul Coccoli, (Tue Jul 19, 9:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Dale Powell, (Wed Jul 20, 4:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Paul Davis, (Tue Jul 19, 9:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Moshe Werner, (Mon Jul 18, 6:40 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Moshe Werner, (Mon Jul 18, 7:19 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Mon Jul 18, 7:38 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, David Adler, (Mon Jul 18, 9:53 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Mon Jul 18, 10:53 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Jul 18, 2:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, David Adler, (Mon Jul 18, 11:56 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Mon Jul 18, 12:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Jul 18, 3:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Paul Davis, (Mon Jul 18, 3:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Jul 18, 3:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, David Adler, (Mon Jul 18, 12:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Renato, (Mon Jul 18, 10:13 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, David Adler, (Mon Jul 18, 10:43 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Mon Jul 18, 10:57 am)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, David Adler, (Mon Jul 18, 12:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Stephen Stubbs, (Sun Jul 17, 2:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Dale Powell, (Sun Jul 17, 3:25 pm)
Re: [LAU] About Algorithms, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Sun Jul 17, 8:31 am)