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hey Buddies,

wat i know is the maximum resolution for GarageBand is 16 bit right?
it don't support 24 bit?means,no other setting for 24 bit recording in GarageBand isit?

will GB upgrade to 24 bit soon?mayb GB 3?



ghellquist Mon, 05/16/2005 - 23:36

Hmm. 16 or 24?

For most uses 16 is plenty enough, 24 is not really that big step upwards as you might expect. So if you hear a large difference, large enough to hear on a home studio setup of speakers, the difference is not in 16 to 24 bits, but something else.

To qualify my statement, I do mostly onsite acoustic recordings, and I have on a few occasions by mistake recorded at 16 instead of 24 bits. The difference is mostly in the noise floor, 16 bit is noisier than 24. There is a, very, very slight difference in the sound, but nothing that a normal person will hear unless pointed out to him specifically. Even when listening in headphones such as Sennheiser HD600.


anonymous Wed, 05/18/2005 - 01:38

I have a related question:

I'm using iDrum to create drum tracks from .waw files (most of which are recorded in 24bit), which I then drag into GB1. Since I know that GB1 is 16bit, I'm wondering what happens to the drum sounds.

I've read somewhere that to avoid digital jitter, you have to 'dither down' when converting sample rates. Does GB do this, or are the sounds somehow converted more harshly?