After last week’s toe-dipping into the theoretical design of equalizers, let’s get serious and look at how decisions regarding their real-life implementation affect the outcome.
Intersample peaks are one of those scary phenomena in audio that have been overlooked for a long time, until the awareness about the issue started to spread around the turn of the century. But what if there’s even worse issues with heavily compressed and limited music?
In this early stage in the life of The Science of Sound, I’d like to cover some of the basics especially of digital audio, as these are a recurring source of confusion in many discussions. Today we’ll start with covering the „vertical“ dimension of digital audio: quantization noise and bit depth.