Yamaha, with their strong background in music and digital technology, has devised a new digital-to-digital translation system called Pro-Bit that can successfully recover full 20-bit data from 16-bit CD software. The Pro-Bit translator system begins by reading the digital data from a regular 16-bit compact disc sampled at 44.1kHz. It also reads the data before and after the data being heard at that moment and sends the information to a Line Pattern Decoder. From these separate readings the translator recognizes the changing pattern of the music and has developed over 20,000 music patterns (or mathematical algorithms) and stores them in memory. These patterns were derived from a data base containing over 200 million possible patterns. Based on these patterns the 16-bit data is adjusted as if it were resting on a much smoother 20-bit curve. By resting on a 20-bit curve, each data point contains more information about the music, or has a higher resolution. The result is a more natural, smooth, musical sound that is much closer to the original analog wave.