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Discussion in 'Recording' started by polymod, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. polymod

    polymod Guest

    Just wanted to tell you about the banter of messages at the Cakewalk/Sonar users forum that your following quote created.

    "You need to take the final mix and and master it....what you are listening
    to is just your mix and due to your ability to boost the volume on your
    speakers you can get a decent listening level...also because Sonar is not a
    Floating point math scheme you can not push the level that high. That's what
    Steinberg rules! They have a floating point integer system and not a fixed
    point like Sonar!"

    Opus is wrong. CWPA 9 was floating point - perhaps even earlier. SONAR
    is the evolution of the same audio engine.

    The first is false. Our mix engine has been 100% 32-bit floats since
    Cakewalk Pro Audio 7.
    Ron Kuper/Cakewalk

    "Floating-point integer system"? Huh? There ain't no such thing. That would
    be like having a square circle or a basement penthouse. Sounds like
    somebody is talking out of their ass. Write that person off as a


    OPUS, what the heck is going on here????

    ps none of this is meant to offend...
    I just ask a lot of questions...that's how I got so smart...LOL

    Poly ;)
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Oh well....I'm not always correct you know...I do make mistakes....regardless of that fact you still need to master the final mix....
  3. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Distinguished Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    Opus makes mistakes??? Whoa!

    Polymod, if you don't know it yet, Opus is an amazingly competent and intelligent DAW expert! If he made a mistake here, it is one of the first I have ever seen in the time I have known him. The person who posted that he should be "written off as a BS'er" should be ignored. Opus goes out of his way to help everyone, and rarely makes a mistake.

    I would stake my music on his opinions, and you should too! Just remember that he is human just like the rest of us, and can make a small error. Everything he said in the post is correct, except for that Sonar *does* perform floating point calculations.

    He has been known to be a bit of snob when it comes to Sonar however!!! ;) (I happen to be a Steinberg fan as well, however, so I rarely get offended!)
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001

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