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32bit audio at osx?

Discussion in 'Mastering Music' started by Lupo, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. Lupo

    Lupo Guest

    hi all.
    did anyone know something about working with 32bit audio files on a macintosh with osx?
    in the pc-world this is a everyday-business, but as a apple user this is still a problem!
    we´re working with ProTools but as far as i know Digidesign is not
    supporting 32bit yet. even sonic hd dont do that.
    so is there any other application working with 32bit you know about?

    thanks in advance
    L U P O
  2. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    Cubase SX does....

    But i can't see any reason for working in 32bits when all your A/D and D/A converters only deliver about 20bits s/n ratio!

    (of course you need your mixer to calculate in more than 24bit.)

    correct me if i'm wrong
  3. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Well-Known Member

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    most of the internal processing bit depths are greater than 24 bit. I know all the Waves stuff process in 48bit. All of my outboard gear also can't handle anything greater than 24 bit, it does process internally at 40 bit float, so it's never really been a concern. If i'm not mistaken, peak may accept 32 bit. Have you received files at 32bit and need to work with them?
  4. Masteringhouse

    Masteringhouse Active Member

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    By 32 bit audio I'm assuming that you are talking about 32 bit floating point versus 24 bit fixed.

    The Pro Tools LE versions I believe use 32 bit float where TDM is fixed point based. You can import 32 bit files into Pro Tools TDM without any problems and work with them there.
  5. chriscali

    chriscali Guest

    I believe Logic 6 is 32-bit fp as well...
  6. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Well-Known Member

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    I think Peak can as well.