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Quantization

Quantization: The process of assigning approximate integer values to analog measurements. This process occurs every time that an analog file of any type is turned into a digital one. As far as audio recording goes, the higher the quality of the digital recording, the greater the number of integers used in the approximation, which results in less Quantization Noise. [ Audio Glossary ]

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