Is there a reduction in bit depth (or perceivable sound quality) when increasing the volume when using a quality program at the upsampled bit rate?
Your question is thoroughly discussed and answered in this thread...
I was under the impression that some of my previous vinyl rips were in need of being re-recorded at closer to peak levels to obtain "better" or "optimal" quality. If I (or a younger person with better ears) can not discern a loss in quality then it should be satisfactory and "just as good" for my purposes.
my preamp's USB out is USB 1.1 protocol. (Pro-Ject Debut III USB)
1. Is there any reason why applying gain would effect the quality of the original recording in the resulting product? (Would it have just been better to get the level set closer in the first place ?) I know that reducing the volume is "losing bit depth," as I've read this from members in older threads while searching earlier.
2. Should the gain be applied before or after the editing (or does it even matter) assuming that number one isn't a boneheaded way to approach this with respect to quality?