What is the 64-bit double precision checkbox in Options | Audio | General Tab?Last updated on 3/18/2016
What is the 64-bit double precision check box in Options | Audio | General Tab?
The information in this article applies to:
- SONAR 8.5
- SONAR 8
- SONAR 7
- SONAR 6
- SONAR 5
Enabling this check box chooses 64-bit double-precision mixing in SONAR throughout the entire signal path, including dithering and plug-ins.
64-bit double precision mixing provides greater resolution, meaning more accurate audio reproduction and more headroom. You'll especially notice the benefits of the 64-bit double precision capability when working in large projects containing many audio tracks and plug-ins. You're chances of clipping will be significantly reduced.
The 64-bit signal path includes plug-ins and busses too. SONAR sends and receives 64-bit data to and from all plug-ins that accept 64-bit data. If a plug-in requires 32-bit data, SONAR automatically handles the conversion.