the 3 steps of PCM are considered: 1. determine the polarity (pos. or neg) 2. determine the range (the value of the y-axis) 3. determine the scale (?)
can anyone explain the "scale" part of the process?
Don't Merge w/Audio Compression!
They really are two different techniques. Even though the raw electronic processes are similar, the way they are employed are totally unrelated.
Article on signal compression describes really "data compression" of streams.  In an audio sense, this is audio compression (data). Dynamic range compression can be achieved with no reduction in data volume. Blouis79 23:30, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
- No it doesn't. Signal compression is about the exact same thing as Dynamic range compression. Have you even read them? — Omegatron 01:17, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
I've turned this into a disambiguation page. ~KvnG 17:39, 19 May 2013 (UTC)