Having some problems with my mix downs… talked to a few people and I am starting to think it’s the sample rate conversion. I run a MOTU 828, pretty nice 3.36GZ duel core rack mount Audio PC, have Mackie board as preamps, I record with stereo matched pair of NT1As as overheads and vocals, SM7S, Beta 52, Audix D6, so its not the microphones, board, computer or preamp where this sound is coming from. It seems to be coming from the conversion. Just wondering because we recorded our demo in 96K on Neunedo 2.2 and I wondering if we need to retrack it either at 44.1 or 88.2 so that the dither does not effect the sound. I am thinking when a recording at 96K is converted that portions of the signal are lost in an uneven manner and recording in 88.2 would be better as there would not be a rounding issue when the dithering the files sample rate. Me and my band mates I trying to figure this out. I think this is what is causing a digital background distortion in my mixes off of my DAW system. Let me clarify not overload noise but almost like circuited noises really faint in the background, this noise is not present in the 96K recording when mixed and isn’t present when we record onto tape. So does conversion from 96K to 44.1 cause this type distortion in the mixdown.