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Old 05-25-2019, 10:10 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Tomm View Post
what's bullshit? I think we're all in agreement that S/N is the most important thing,
Avoiding digital distortion obviously is even more important.

If you have a signal that is very soft - but important - most of the time but very loud in some places (think of an ambiance scene with talking people, and sometimes somebody shouts out near the mic), you might need to intentionally tolerate some technical noise floor in favor of not being hit by digital distortion. Here only a (very good) analogue compressor (together with a very good mic and a very good preamp) will help.

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