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wich sample rate?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by eFe, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. eFe

    eFe Active Member

    Jul 26, 2003
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    I ve been hearing a lot about problems with sample rate conversion. At first thought i would choose to use best bitdepth and sample rate i could find but then i start thinking that, if finally my tracks will be listen in 44.1 the mathenatical operation it has to be done will be less perfect if i record in 48k or 96k than if i do it 44.1 or 48.2. However many ties I receive proyects recorded in 16bits 48k. If it is a matter of disk space and i had to decide i would choose first giving up the sample rate than the bit depth. Usually I maintani 24 bit depth and record at 44.1k because I tend to think recording in 48 would produce math errors and using more Sample rate produces audio files that sometimes are too large.
    Am I wrong? Please I would like to have some really calificated (and technical if possible) answer before I give a bad recommendation to the Recording Engeneer because, even when i think I'm right about this matter, i'm young and i could be talking more than i should.
    As usual, thank you in advance.
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Sample rate conversion from high to low is one of the last things I care about or worry about. Unless your gear and skills are way advanced and you have no other obstacles or audio capturing problems, only then would I begin to worry about SR conversion.
  3. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    Always use 24 bit's.........never track at 16 bit's unless your tracking to Adat's..

    If you are limited on disk space track at 44.1

    If you have the disk space track at 88.2 or 96...whatever floats your boat..

    If your doing a huge project and are unsure of disk space...track at 44.1

    If your engineer say's he has to track at 88.2 or it won't sound good....fire him and e-mail me....

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