The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
sound quality 20 vs. 24 bit
Old 22nd October 2002
  #1
Here for the gear
 
🎧 15 years
sound quality 20 vs. 24 bit

hi all,

well, if everything goes as planned, i'll be picking up a used 32 channel Soundcraft Ghost this weekend (the price was too good to pass up).

my intent is to use it as both a front-end and back-end to my ProTools system. my main question surrounds using it as an external mixer for ProTools - routing 24 direct outs to the ghost. (i realize alot of what I'm asking boils down to personal opinion but here goes...)

I have 24 inputs/outputs for my PT rig. Only 8 of these input/outputs are running at 24 bit (via Lucid 8824 into ADAT bridge)- all the others are at 20 bit. for tracking it hasn't been too much of an issue (with overdubs and all) but I was wondering what are your thoughts of using the board as a mixdown tool given this scenario? would any of the added benefits of using the ghost as the mix bus be negated by the fact that 16 of my 24 outputs are running at 20 bit?

thanks,

- neil
Old 22nd October 2002
  #2
Lives for gear
 
Roland's Avatar
 
2 Reviews written
🎧 15 years
Re 20 vs 24 bit

I would expect that you will loose a lot more quality going through the electronics of the Ghost. Many people, myself included find that 16 bit is fair enough. If its rock music your dynamic is considerably worse than the 90db offered by 16 bit. I would mix internal to the machine and not worry about 20 vs 24 bit, its all pretty academic.

Regards

Roland
📝 Reply

Similar Threads

Thread / Thread Starter Replies / Views Last Post
replies: 295 views: 70896
Avatar for anguswoodhead
anguswoodhead 26th March 2013
replies: 15929 views: 1524238
Avatar for Ragan
Ragan 11th January 2019
replies: 1296 views: 175966
Avatar for heraldo_jones
heraldo_jones 1st February 2016
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearspace Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.


 
 
Slide to join now Processing…

Forum Jump
Forum Jump