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Avid HDX vs HD NATIVE "sound" quality??
Old 24th January 2013
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Avid HDX vs HD NATIVE "sound" quality??

I am running an HD NATIVE card PT 10 on a MAC PRO 2 x 2.66 Ghz-6core Intel Xeon with the newest AVID interfaces... It sounds very good..
Someone was telling me HDX "sounds" better than HD Native
In Avid's product description they specify that HDX has more "headroom"
Is any of this true?????
Old 24th January 2013
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No.

Can you link to the page/section in which Avid says something about HDX having more headroom? Or at least provide more context?
Old 24th January 2013
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No. You are confused by misinformation.

I am actually sick of this topic. People should get on with working on their tracking and mixing skills before worrying about such minutia. If you are using the new Avid HD interfaces that you would with HDX, they'll sound exactly the same. That is where the bulk of the "sound" of the system resides, IMO. The rest is digital binary.

If they don't, it's all in your mind.

Headroom? Both use 32-bit floating point math. Other DAW's have been using it for years. Way to go Avid. Both also use 64-bit fixed point math in the mixer.

Both use the same FPGA chip to run the audio engine.

The only difference is that HDX runs plugins on the 18 x T1 chips on the card and HD|Native runs plugins on the CPU.

Now go make some music.

Cheers
Old 24th January 2013
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context

I was buying a word clock cable from SWEETWATER and the salesman and I got to discussing Pro Tools and he starts telling me HDX sounds better than
HD Native. Being a PT user( and using lots of high end analog gear) for the past 15 years I told him I was cynical about his claim....but he kept insisting..( I did not buy my Pro Tools system from SWEETWATER)
HD NATIVE, and HDX seems to have the same
audio processing specs....( of course the processing speed is better on the HDX......???
Old 24th January 2013
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He was probably recruited from GC, where he was leading Snake Oil sales by a wide margin.
Old 24th January 2013
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THANKS MO FACTO for the affirmation . I really thought The SWEETWATER dude was blowin some serious hot air......but was thinking .... could this be for real ..HDX really sounds better.....?????
Old 24th January 2013
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SamKapala, that is hilarious....so sad but true
Old 26th January 2013
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HDX and HD native sound the same because they use the same math...just different hosts...

TDM sounds different..it uses different math....blah blah blah blah

HDX 32-bit mix mode with all AAX DSP plugs.....whoa
Old 26th January 2013 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc Mixwell ➑️
HDX 32-bit mix mode with all AAX DSP plugs.....whoa
is the same as mixing on your laptop.
Old 28th January 2013 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mo Facta ➑️

I am actually sick of this topic. People should get on with working on their tracking and mixing skills before worrying about such minutia.
Cheers
And their recording skills!
25 years ago everything I would get to mix, would be recorded by a professional engineer...and be up to a certain standard and beyond.

Now everything basically is either over-compressed, or levels are all over the place or just distorted.
It hardly ever happens that I open the tracks and get a smile on my face...it's more about entering "fix" mode right away just to make it mixable.

Luckily the fixing tools are in abundance these days...
Old 22nd April 2013 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Oli P ➑️
And their recording skills!
25 years ago everything I would get to mix, would be recorded by a professional engineer...and be up to a certain standard and beyond.

Now everything basically is either over-compressed, or levels are all over the place or just distorted.
It hardly ever happens that I open the tracks and get a smile on my face...it's more about entering "fix" mode right away just to make it mixable.

Luckily the fixing tools are in abundance these days...
interesting
Old 22nd April 2013 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Doc Mixwell ➑️
HDX 32-bit mix mode with all AAX DSP plugs.....whoa
Which AAX DSP plugins would that be :-)
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