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16 Tracks of 24/96

Discussion in 'Recording' started by nawaz, Jul 24, 2001.

  1. nawaz

    nawaz Active Member

    Hiya.
    I was wondering if anyone ot there has had any success at recording 16 channels of 24/96 at once? if so what were you using?

    i'm hoping that for this a minimum system would be a couple of ATA100 drives (7200), but can anyone confirm this?

    Cheers
     
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I highly doubt ATA100 drives are going to cut it...SCSI would be the way to go for serious data like that. Remember that 24/96 is double the amount of space needed for hard drive useage. heavy information. Plus I tend to stay with 48..maybe...I'm happy with 44.1..it has to be brought back down to 44.1 regardless if you plan to put it on a cd at some point..if it was going to DVD at 24/96 sure that would be ok..but remember this.a producer will still bring you a shitty 44.1/16 cd for referencing
    Opus
     
  3. nawaz

    nawaz Active Member

    opus...it's triple the 'normal' data actually...i was just wondering then if anyone IS achieving this, and what they're using....the AD converters on a soundcard work heaps better at this level...and i've got a sneaking suspiscion that software dithering is going to preserve more than recording without that headroom at 24/96.
     
  4. Jon Best

    Jon Best Active Member

    Well, judging that I can record 24 tracks of 24/44.1 pretty easily on one ATA66 drive, that's 12 tracks of 96K- almost there. I would say that a couple of ATA100 drives in a RAID 0 should be plenty.

    Originally posted by Jay Nawaz:
    opus...it's triple the 'normal' data actually...i was just wondering then if anyone IS achieving this, and what they're using....the AD converters on a soundcard work heaps better at this level...and i've got a sneaking suspiscion that software dithering is going to preserve more than recording without that headroom at 24/96.
     
  5. jeronimo

    jeronimo Guest

    I'm curious about that too... recording, playing... how are the systems working with that?
    Anyone?!
     

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