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What information in an audio file lets timbre of individual instruments be recognizable, regardless of playback device?

The psychoacoustics and psychophysics of sound have everything to do with the physical aspects of waves and frequency, and the biological aspects of how you ‘perceive’ the sound. The perception of an ...
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What information in an audio file lets timbre of individual instruments be recognizable, regardless of playback device?

PCM doesn't have only 127 signed values, it has at minimum [for CD-quality] 32,767 at 16-bit resolution, up to 8 million at 24-bit & 2 billion at 32-bit [the theoretical maximum is infinite.] Each ...
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