Extra bits.....

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by OTRjkl, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. OTRjkl

    OTRjkl Guest

    If I digitally load 44/16 mat'l into the DAW at 44/24, am I gaining any resolution?, or is the DAW just recording extra 0's...?

    Do plugs profit from the extra bit room?

    Also, if I have a 44/24 file in the DAW and digitally dump to DAT or CD-R, what happens to the other bits? Truncated?, or what...?

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  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jeff,
    You will benefit from the more accurate clocking of the 24 bit converters. You will also get a benefit from 24 bit effects and processing/plug ins. When you dump back out the extra bits are as you said, truncated. But you are still getting an improvement, once again from the higher rate clocking. .... Fats
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