the stranger Posted March 2, 2001 Share Posted March 2, 2001 Would the 16bit technology be better now than a few years ago? What makes me wonder is the various 16 track digital recorders available. Now, I'm sure the answer is probably yes due to better hardware and better software. What I'm wondering is if somebody like myself that does a lot of music a lot of the time really needs 24bit. I like to write songs, get the ideas fleshed out, get a good recording, and then move on to the next song. I have more ideas than is probably healthy and probably ADD, so I don't usually dwell on something too long. I also tend to improvise way too much and am not likely to play something the same way twice. Anyway, am I going to regret it if I go with 16bit? Are cd's going to break on through to the 24 bit side soon? Is 16bit dead and just being milked for what it's worth? Does 24bit provide a substantial increase in headroom? Does 24bit make a sizable difference when it ends up on a 16bit CD? P.S. I thought it would be good to get this discussion out of dan's thread. I've been eyeing the various models of digital recorders available. 1. The Korg D16-$1299 and probably going to drop soon due to---> (or the improved D1600-$1599/$1899w/cd-rw (16bit [16 tracks] or 24bit [8 tracks]) 2. The Akia DSP16--$1899 (16/24bit, not sure of track counts per mode) 3. The Fostex VF-16-$1199 (16bit) The above models lack the automation of the aw4416, of course. But, can one still make mixing a lot easier with the scene memory available on the above models? And the Korg's make it a point to let you know of the effects capabilities, but I'm not as clear on the others. The Korg has 8 insertions, 2 master and one overall (available at once or 11 simultaneously). And the Korgs have the touchview display. I can see where this would be nice, but is this something that is going to stand the test of time or is it something that will wear out and render the machine useless? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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