Tech focus on Audio DSP: Processed IPs

Phil Ward surveys the DSP scene as it affects pro-audio, and finds that Intellectual Property is more important than Internet Protocol.

The industry converged on Amsterdam at ISE in February but, although 'convergence' remains the buzzword-du-jour, in DSP technology terms it seems not everyone ?ts onto the same tram.

There were highlights: Duran Audio enjoyed its new home on the Harman booth, with DSP delights in the pipeline that we can only dream of; Symetrix furthered its Dante cause by announcing new partnerships with Attero Tech and Stewart Audio; and Biamp showcased its award-winning Tesira, Audia and Nexia digital networking and signal processing products.

But dig deep enough, and an indestructible commercial necessity lets the Cat-5 out of the bag.

Zealous converts As Rane Corporation’s Dennis Bohn explains in his treatise Digital Dharma of Audio A/D Converters, nothing is more important than the humble converter. "“Once a waveform has been converted into digital format,” he writes, “nothing can inadvertently occur to change its sonic properties. The point being that sonically, it begins and ends with the conversion process."

In the full article Phil talks to some of the biggest players in this field - Roland, Peavey, Harman, Lake - about the two types of IP (intellectual property and internet protocol) in the audio DSP field. Read now in InAVate Active.

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