Well it would seem then that the 16-bit linear format is uncompressed. Which would sort of be the standard measuring stick then right? I mean each synth may have different compression ratios so comparing the size of the compressed memory of two different boards or manufacturers would not be an accurate comparison. Do have this right? Bottom line is when comparing these numbers between synths really only gives you the amount of sound in a sort of standard, but not the quality.

So, 32MB of sound when converted to 16-bit linear format does not mean it's a better quality than 24MB of sound when converted to a 61-bit linear format, but that it is more. Correct?

Thanks guys.