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Old 25th January 2013
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Originally Posted by quantummastering ➡️
No I didn't but only because I trust my ears more than anything.
People also trusted their eyes when it was obvious the sun revolved around the earth. Then someone looked through a telescope.

Though I, for one, still stay close to shore when on a boat so I don't fall off the edge of the Earth.
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Originally Posted by quantummastering ➡️
Anyways, I found some players and a possible DAW to use if it meets the standards so my question is answered:

Quicktime
Windows Classic Player
Foobar2000

Diamond Cut DC8 (a DAW I tried years ago that sounded pristine).
Software : Diamond Cut Productions, Professional Audio Restoration Tools
the point I was making earlier - the sound quality is not set in the DAW. It's set by the sound cards. Not the driver (as the driver is a pass through system). If a DAW sounds "different" then it is doing something WRONG. None of the DAWs sound different playing back a flat file (you can test this with sound flower so there is no DA conversion).
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Originally Posted by Babaluma ➡️
I'd third/fourth? Foobar2000 as the best player for Windows. It's free, extremely configurable, with loads of cool third party plugins, and if you use the ASIO or WASAPI output component, you'll get bit exact output bypassing the Windows kernal, just like a DAW.
ASIO doesn't bypass Windows Kernal. It's pass through - but it does not bypass.
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How do you know Winamp isn't adding colour and Reaper isn't reproducing faithfully?

I think you've got something janky going on with either your setup or your ears if you hear differences on unprocessed playback.
Because Winamp and Samplitude sounded the same at 24bits.
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ASIO doesn't bypass Windows Kernal. It's pass through - but it does not bypass.
Thanks, I stand corrected. But both are bit perfect, right? I always use the WASAPI "push" setting, just to be sure...
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ASIO doesn't bypass Windows Kernal. It's pass through - but it does not bypass.
That's fine. I'm using Foobar now through Scope's 32bit ASIO driver, until I switch to Diamond Cut 8, which is a forensics editor and super easy. Hopefully it supports 32bit float.
Old 25th January 2013
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Please make this thread stop! Google has probably already indexed all this crap.
Thread could have stopped here:
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Thank you all for your responses. I have found the answers to my questions.
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the point I was making earlier - the sound quality is not set in the DAW. It's set by the sound cards. Not the driver (as the driver is a pass through system). If a DAW sounds "different" then it is doing something WRONG. None of the DAWs sound different playing back a flat file (you can test this with sound flower so there is no DA conversion).
In Reaper you can set playback sound quality to 512 sinc interpolation setting just like FL Studio.
Old 25th January 2013
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I'm getting the feeling that if Gearslutz was heaven, I would be Satan soon getting ready to be cast out.
Old 25th January 2013
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I'm getting the feeling that if Gearslutz was heaven, I would be Satan soon getting ready to be cast out.
Nah, you're just a minor demon but might be time to ease up on the cliches!
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