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Old 05-25-2019, 06:35 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Tomm View Post
it maintains MORE resolution, sure
This is utter bullshit.

-18dbFS is not really a myth, but it's not necessarily true that 0dbVU (= +4dbu) = -18dbFS for any given interface. You have to read and decipher your specs, and sometimes that means doing math.

The right thing for the OP to do is figure out where on the interface gain knob they get the best S/N ratio. Turning it up to where your signal averages -18dbFS gives you a certain measurable noise floor. Does averaging -30dbFS put the noise floor further below your signal? If you normalize them to the same average, which one has less noise. That's all that matters. Period.
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