Playing some catch-up here. @macHobs - I understand your philosophical concern! I want it to be "better," too, and when I started down this path I was hopeful that it would be possible. Seems we developed the technology to placate our ears before we caught up with our eyes. @Paul Boutin - Sorry iTunes' process is mucking with your good work, sir. I'm definitely not an expert on this, but from my research I recall reading that Apple actually wants you to submit at 24-bit so THEY can do the full conversion. Perhaps that's part of your issue? @richardcon -…
@minphase - D'oh! Thanks. Correction to article made. I'm surprised I (or anyone else) didn't catch that mistake earlier. And by "confirmed many times" I was referring to the fact that others independently proved the same thing, without knowledge of Nyquist's work. That's all. Thanks for the comment. MUCH appreciated, sir!
@Paul Goodwin – an excellent point, and one that is often asked. In my conversations with all the audio experts I was repeatedly told that you only need 2 points to accurately recreate the signal and everything else is 100% extra and unnecessary (and, according to some, simply discarded). 1 point isn't enough because you don't know which way it goes, but two tells you everything you need to know. Perhaps one of them will comment here.
Great discussion, folks. I really appreciate all of you (and all of our TMO readers) for keeping everything so civil. You rock. Kudos... and thank you. I normally wait a bit to reply, but having watched this back-and-forth this morning I figured it was time to chime in, and then I'll leave you to it for more. @Enlil - This has been about a 6-week process for me, and I started with an open mind to find out if I needed to worry about 24-bit/96kHz reproduction. I talked to some people who are VERY well-respected in this field…
@wchpitt your theory is based on sound logic (no pun intended) but turns out to be inaccurate. This is where Harry Nyquist's (and others') math works. You can perfectly reproduce a continuous signal with samples so long as your sample rate is at least double the maximum frequency you are using.
A whole generation of teens will now be able to hide “bad behaviour” from their parental units…..Of course, decades ago all one had to do to hide their bad behavior (and location) from one's parents was leave the house. Cell phones change this dynamic and cause us all to revisit not only the conversations but the very core of the issue about how we go about learning to trust our children. ...but I digress.
Roger that, @furbies. Thanks!
@Winksi — sorry about the confusion. In unix, the ~ means "home folder" — so start there and you'll find it.
@wab95 — This has been possible with iMessages (i.e. the "blue bubble" messages) but until today (or, well, yesterday) was not possible with SMS messages ("green bubble"), hence the term "SMS Relay."
Good comments, all. I've been getting a lot of private questions about which case that is. It's a cheap $10 case I found on Amazon. Not sure how much of a drop it would survive, but I do kinda like it.