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Old 06-29-2014, 07:01 PM   #64
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Originally Posted by chip mcdonald View Post
The idea that Zoom could have chosen to do something "different" with the math to get to 32 is curious, and begs the question "could it be more favorable if the ASIO driver is asked to pass a different int?" or some such (excuse my dilettante programming knowledge).
The driver can choose a sample format in order to achieve the desired bit depth and to operate as efficiently as it can. I think the developers of the Zoom driver intended to have 24 bit samples padded to 32 bits (which simplifies a lot of things and can be more efficient), but instead report it as "32 bits", which is a mistake.
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