Nika Aldrich: Exploring Bit Depth

Following his talk in December on sample rate, Nika explores the other fundamental aspect of digital audio: Bit Depth. This talk will explore the myths and fallacies related to various aspects of bit depth in digital audio, including:

Whether 24 bits is enough for recording; whether we need greater than 16 bits for delivery; Floating point vs. Fixed point processing; When, why and how to apply dither; Noise-shaping; the correlation between bit depth and dynamic range; and alas, the benefits of DSD. (more…)