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The process you are using is not going to work, as you have a one-to-one mapping of input to output. Any time you do that, patterns exist that relate to the original. This type of algorithm has been attempted many times in various fields, and it never works to protect/obfuscate. This is why we tell security/crypto/dev folks to never roll their own crypto. ...


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If you store at high enough sampling rate / bitrate and bit depth, digital storage will be better, because it does not degrade. Every form of analogue storage degrades over time, whether played or not, whereas digital storage will replicate the exact same output every time. The bitrate is important though, as in order to store sound digitally, you have to ...


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From a sound design point of view, digital recordings are a lot easier to edit and this opens up a world of possibilities for us. For example, editing in a DAW can be done pretty much visually but splicing tape is an art that, from what I've heard used to take years to master. And from a storage point of view, studios used to be clattered with bits of tape ...


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Let’s take a CD audio audio stream. It is a stream of 16 bits samples : in an other word, a stream of numbers between -32768 and +32767. On audacity, each number is matched with a number between -1 and +1 (it is a pure convention, the program could have printed -100%/+100%). The CD coding scheme is not compatible to higher set of numbers. The sound card ...


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The ADC (Analog-to-digital converter) and the DAC (Digital-to-analog converter are the gateways between the real analog world of electrons and the digital binary world; While it is possible that some converters are controllable via firmware/software and thus conceptually are upgradeable, it fundamentally imperative that some sort of hardware exist that ...


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Your title question is different to the main question you ask in the body of your post, so you may want to change it a little! However, in response to your main question:- DACs, whether external audio interfaces, or the internal audio chip in your cellphone, are just like any other piece of hardware; their performance can be tweaked and (possibly) improved ...


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The problem seems to be that you have connected a balanced mono output(XLR) to an unbalanced stereo input(3.5mm stereo jack). You need a sound card that accepts two balanced line-level inputs(XLR or TRS). The Startech 7.1 only has a stereo line-level input(unbalanced), and two microphone inputs(Mic-level). This isn't a professional sound card. I have ...


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I have a 2008 Macbook hooked up via headphone jack to my McIntosh receiver. The sound is incredible (this is also true for my 2004 Dell laptop). I have a much newer HP laptop that puts out terrible sound through its headphone jack. Thus I purchased the dragonfly 1.5 and now it sounds fantastic. Then I put dragonfly on my 2008 Macbook. I would defy ...


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For the large part the quality of the DAC is like any other quality/price assessment: You get what you pay for. A cheap speaker set is not likely to contain a DAC better than the one in your computer/interface. However there may be a few other advantages with the external DAC: It is physically separated from the CPU and mainboard. This alone will most ...


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