Upping my knowledge of digital sound a little, discovered “DSD” format which is fundamentally different from PCM. It’s a high resolution sound format used in PS3 and in some musical instruments. There’s *one* free editor for DSD files, made by TASCAM. Called the “TASCAM Hi-Res Editor”, it’s free and edits DSD and WAV. This page suggests using “foobar2000″ to convert your MP3s, etc to WAV if you must, although several sites make a strong mention that there’s little point in decompressing MP3 and making it DSD because the compression in MP3 already removed significant signal, making it a bit of a waste of time and space to go from MP3 to DSD. In any case, this is the stuff. This site has links to both the TASCAM Hi-Res Editor and foobar2000 (if you don’t already have foobar2000. I had it already but forgot as I usually use Audacity) http://ift.tt/2tnWaUy

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I was obsessed with digital sound since I was a kid, whether computer generated or sampled. Here I go back to 1993 to a program I wrote in 1993 to convert WAV into Deskmate SND so that I could play a piece of a 1989 song in 1989, “The End of Innocence” by Don Henley. I liked it in 1989 and *probably* have a 1989 era soundfile I recorded from MTV or radio at the time straight to my Tandy 1000 TL. Pay for music? yeahsure.

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