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Distrete?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by jayfolland, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. jayfolland

    jayfolland Member

    Hi,

    Can someone please explain to me What the term "Discrete" means in this paragraph?

    "You can see something similar by zooming-in on a waveform in any recording software. The “step-ladder” model illustrates the discrete samples of digital audio, with levels ranging from “-inf” (silence) to 0 dBFS (the loudest sound a digital system can represent [*]) However, sound outside a computer doesn’t move through the air in jagged, abrupt steps. Rather, it moves smoothly and continuously – more like the blue line in this diagram"

    Does it mean Non-continuous?

    Perhaps if you could give me some good links or Key words so I can research further.

    Thanks,
    Jay
     
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  3. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    I would assume that means individual sample
     

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