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Questions about AD/DA conversioin

Discussion in 'Recording' started by tranqs, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. tranqs

    tranqs Guest

    Hi folks,

    I have some questions about the AD/DA conversion... here we go!!!

    1- When i´m using this kind of conversion? Only when i'm recording or when i'm playing at the multtrack software?

    2- At bounce or mixdown proccess (without going down with sample rate)... I'm using the converters too?

    3- mixing a song only with plug-ins to a stereo track at the same project... I'm using some kind of conversion?

  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    A to D
    when you capture your signals into the DAW

    D to A
    when the DAW send the signal to your speakers so you can hear it ... includes the headphones

    Also if you have a hardware effect unit you may use both D to A and A to D.

    even if you have power speakers with SPDF input ... there is the D to A inside the speaker units.

    when you bounce within the software and create a 44.1k/16bit stereo file and burn a CD ... the CD player does the D to A conversion.

    Hope that makes some sense ... and of course there are other variants of direct net streaming and mp3 and CD players with digital outputs ... etc

    I probably just made things more complicated and worse ... ??
    I'll shut up now

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