Designers overcame most inherent problems with digital audio long ago, but for many of us, the experience still isn't perfect. This in-depth guide tells you why - and what you need to know to put things right...
As mentioned in the main text, we've placed a number of audio files on the Sound On Sound web site that demonstrate some of the theory and problems described within this article. So if you want to know what the different snaps, crackles and pops sound like, or to hear an exaggerated example of what dither actually does.
- Occasional Clicks 1occasionalclicks.mp3 1occasionalclicks.wav
- Continuous Crackling 2continuouscrackling.mp3 2continuouscrackling.wav
- Severe Gapping 2severegapping.mp3 2severegapping.wav