A Conversation for Recording Techniques - Digital versus Analogue

dynamic range

Post 1

Researcher 226585

I've enjoyed reading your article,which I think should be clear to people without any kind of knowledge,whilst not sounding like talking to little children.(after all it's quite a topic eeeee).Being a sound engineer myself however,I have noticed that in the beginning of the piece you mention the dynamic range of the human hearing as a frequency range.The frequencyresponse of the ear is about 20-16.000 up to 19.000 Hertz,depending on age (or grinding equipment you've used without protection).The dynamic range is expressed in decibels and is typically 96 dB for a recording made with a sample rate of 44k1 @ 16 bits resolution.
I hope to have informed you and lots of luck & good writing in the future.


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Post 2

Jose Minge, Chair and Keeper of The Imperial Deafness, don't you know.

Thanx for the comments. I am relativly new to teaching and decided to try my hand at explaining a complex subject. Must say that the editors improved it tho!


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Post 3

GTBacchus

Let me be sure I have this right. The sentence beginning, "The normal dynamic range of the human ear is 20 - 20,000Hz,..." should instead read, "The normal frequency response of the human ear is 20 - 20,000Hz..."? If that's right, then I'll just alert the editors and get it corrected.

smiley - cheers


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Post 4

Jose Minge, Chair and Keeper of The Imperial Deafness, don't you know.

Yeah thats rightsmiley - wah


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Post 5

GTBacchus

No worries; I've alerted the editors, and it'll be fixed within a few hours. It's a great entry, corrections or no corrections.


smiley - cheers


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