You guys are talking like it's necessary to buy a new car every year. We now have commercial companies that will fly into space without NASA's help. Does that mean we should utilize their services to go from New York to California? What is necessary? That's the question. 64-bit floating-point? What will this do to improve recorded sound? I'm still waiting for a real practical usable true digital microphone. I was at MIX Nashville (I'm still in Nashville) and was speaking to Neumann/Sennheiser. They actually do have a true digital microphone much like I conceived 10 years ago. They said their problem was noise. They said it was not usable for audio purposes but for scientific and industrial measurement purposes. And I still don't like PCM recording. It's segmented and I can hear that/perceive that. It's the analogy to fluorescent lighting which looks continuous but is not. Our eyes generally perceive it as a continuous flow of light. But some of our brains actually perceive the 60/50 Hz flutter. I can't stand that. I can't work under that. It drives me crazy as if I am not crazy enough already. Of course there are fools born every second. Or maybe even every 44,100 times per second and even faster. That's way too foolish for me. 5000+ DB of dynamic range processing would be analogous to everyone owning Lamborghinis and driving at 200+ miles per hour on the highways. It's a cool thought but where is the practicality? Of course technology marches on and is continuous. But computers as compared to electrons will never be fast enough until we get analog computers moving at the speed of light. So maybe we should wait on our purchases for another 100 years or so?
Beam me up Scotty
Mx. Remy Ann David