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I recently purchased the Allman Brothers first album from Acoustic Sounds in DSD format. Also I had hoped to perform an analysis of the DR and look at it with Audacity, but realized that Audacity and TT DR do not work on DSD files.

 

Of course I could convert to PCM format then test, but that is not what I want to do.

 

Are there any analysis tools for DSD file like Audacity and TT DR, preferably free?

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I recently purchased the Allman Brothers first album from Acoustic Sounds in DSD format. Also I had hoped to perform an analysis of the DR and look at it with Audacity, but realized that Audacity and TT DR do not work on DSD files.

 

Of course I could convert to PCM format then test, but that is not what I want to do.

 

Are there any analysis tools for DSD file like Audacity and TT DR, preferably free?

 

 

Would it be rude to suggest using one's ears?

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Would it be rude to suggest using one's ears?

 

Of course I listened, but it is also useful to analyse and quantify music, particularly to determine compression and other parameters.

 

Make note of the title of this thread grouping:

"Music Analysis - Objective and Subjective"

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I'm not too familiar with Korg Audiogate, but it is free and does at least some things with DSD files, so you might have a look at it.

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Jriver does analysis of dynamic range for DSD files.

 

For that you have to pay. Not much, it's still cheaper than a double album from Acoustic Sounds, a fine investment.

 

Does it compute DR from the DSD directly or do a conversion to PCM internally. I'm guessing the latter.

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