- 32-bit IEEE Float?- 32-bit PCM?
(my set up won't allow IEEE float, Sound Forge just says my USB device can't do it).
Don't worry so much!!!!
Exactly what is the message?
but is there any series of processes that are typically run on all record captures as a base to "clean them up"
And normalising... if I get good levels on the capture, I just don't see the point in messing with the sound. I don't think I understand the concept of normalisation yet.
It's simply a volume adjustment. It's no different than an analog volume adjustment. It does not affect the "character" of the sound.
if you are rendering to a 16-bits from a higher-resolution format, and you don't normalize first, you are not getting the "full advantage" (the full dynamic range) of all 16-bits.
you are hard-pressed to provide objective evidence showing that a delivery format of 16-bits, properly dithered, cannot fully provide every audible nuance found on even the most pristine copy of vinyl.
Then what is the difference to just doing a volume increase in Sound Forge?
Aren't these two comments contradictory to each other?
I have some people tell me I should never save less than 24-bit and other people who tell me it's a waste and that I should do EVERYthing at 16-bit because I'll never notice the difference anyway.
But at some point, these things aren't worth worrying about... Do you want to use a format that's 10 times better than your hearing, and 100 times better than vinyl?
There are many descriptions of the process published. Opinions differ, of course.1. Rumble filter2. auto declicking3. decrackling, if indicated4. manual declicking follow-up5. noise reduction6. normalization7. convert to 16 bitSeveral of those steps can involve quite a bit of variation, mainly related to the condition of the LP and to the facilities of the software employed.
Because Sound Forge has such an unusual approach (and senseless, it seems to me) that nobody knew.