Re: All this about sound quality
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:45 am
Tarekith wrote:Well, you can start here maybe:
http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php? ... ic+vs+live
In the end not bit for bit identical, but is there an audio difference? Is there some way to modify this that proves Live is worse? I don't agree that cancellation tests favor Live, at best they show nothing but a difference that's theoretically beyond human hearing. Doesn't mean one is better than the other though.
thats all plug in sound sources?
in any case the theorie is that all 32 bit float daws sum and sound the same.. when the outcome is not bit identical either the test is flawed or the all daw´s sound the same myth is busted.. in the moment they dont sound the same we either have them all doing errors.. than its a matter of taste maybe.. Or one daw is doing it right and the other has errors..in which case the one with errors would be not as good as the other..
In the times i experienced or suffered from the phenomenon it was easy to decide that live was worse because the contender had more detail and sounded more like the original sound that still was running.. so the more natural and open sounding daw was clearly the better sounding for me..
but.. only one track that runs samplerate converted already can cause such fx and is in the mix with clean tracks almost impossible to spot really..
And again.. interface communications could be an issue.. I ve an rme fireface..and in a distant past there was issues with rme and ableton on a mac.. the sound of live was different on os x than on os 9..significantly different..
But back than all german companys had problems with the os x..
But.. has happened before..might have happened again..especially in times where the codebase of live is so shaky as we had it with L8. And Rme had problems with theire mac drivers too during the last year...
AND a userbase that wipes any critic from the table and declares anybody experiance problems a newb or retard.
I say that this dont helps to find problems when people get scared of being mobbed when mentioning them.