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"Bit-perfect" DSD output with gain in Korg AudioGate
tahaa7
post Nov 21 2011, 22:36
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Hi everyone,

Just a quick question: if I set a gain (negative), say -3dB in Korg AudioGate while playing a .dff file, will the output still be "bit-perfect" (or of the same quality, if you will) or will AudioGate degrade the signal quality because of the gain?

The reason I'm asking this is because with the gain set to 0, I get clipping at the output. At first, I assumed this was due to bad mastering and compression, but apparently with the DSD-to-PCM conversion, this may not be the only reason, due to the sheer nature of the DSD recording.

Thanks.

P.S.: I'm using an ASIO driver. AudioGate is set to PCM sampling rate of 192kHz.

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Wombat
post Feb 12 2012, 04:37
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QUOTE (RandyOsbourne @ Feb 12 2012, 04:20) *
I've always used Weiss Saracon DSD to PCM with No gain. If you then analyze the files with foobar's DR meter most all SACD files need added gain afterword.

And this helps us in what way here? So some still clip? You can of cause just use a negatiive gain with Korg and calculate the maximum gain to use from that. Besides that Saracon if used legaly isnīt exactly a bargain.

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post Feb 26 2012, 13:54
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QUOTE (Wombat @ Feb 11 2012, 22:37) *
QUOTE (RandyOsbourne @ Feb 12 2012, 04:20) *
I've always used Weiss Saracon DSD to PCM with No gain. If you then analyze the files with foobar's DR meter most all SACD files need added gain afterword.

And this helps us in what way here? So some still clip? You can of cause just use a negatiive gain with Korg and calculate the maximum gain to use from that. Besides that Saracon if used legaly isnīt exactly a bargain.

None clip cause they are always around -2db to -6db negative from 0db when converting from DSD to PCM with Weiss Saracon and no gain...
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