I’m getting what I perceive to be a volume decrease with PCM upsampling. I haven’t measured it, but it’s reasonably obvious.
Is this expected? I don’t remember noticing it previously, but I only recently started using convolution, so either I can just hear more easily the difference upsampling makes, or it’s somehow related to convolution perhaps? I exported filters for all sample rates from REW.
I’m using custom upsampling, and what I upsample too seems to be irrelevant to the volume change. I have convolution, headroom, parametric EQ and speaker setup enabled, but are all unchanged when I try different sample rates.
I’m curious because if what I’m hearing is the upsampling, then it’s far less subtle than I previously imagined.
Haven’t disabled all the other DSP will try that tonight.
Measuring by ear but I planned to measure next time I have the mic out just to check it’s not imaginary. I guess I was more interested in whether it might be a technical thing, or whether there’s a perception of volume change just due to upsampling. The truth us I’ve never really been able to tell any difference in upsampled playback - through Roon or HQPlayer - and as this coincides with my setting up convolution wondered whether I’m now finally hearing that now I’ve cleaned up my sound.
Assuming it’s not imagined, it could potentially be differences in REWs filters for each sample rate? Will load them up later too.
Could be…or maybe our gain adjustment for convolution filters isn’t perfect. It’s not a totally simple problem to solve
Absolute volume != perceived volume–we are normalizing filters to absolute because perceived volume requires an editorial choice about the perceptual model to use. The best way is to let REW generate filters at every rate and avoid all filter resampling, but I think REW has limitations.
Lets get convolution out of it and see how it goes.