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24bit 88.2khz or 24bit 96khz?

Hi guys,

Just upgraded my studio with a brand new Focurite liquid Saffire 56 and an Octopre MkII.

With every changes to my gear, I try to better myself. I band project is coming soon, they're gonna track in my studio and mix and master at another place. So, I need to export wave files at there best.

With my last setup (with m-audio delta cards) I used 24bit 44.1khz because it was hard to get a low latency tracking otherwise.

Is It Standard to Upload Music to iTunes, Spotify, etc. in 16 Bit Rather Than 24 Bit?

I was about to upload my music to TuneCore who would then distribute it to iTunes, Spotify, etc. and noticed that they said to make sure my music was in 16 bit format. It was my understanding that 16 bit is just for burning CDs. You have to dither/add the noise to bring 24 bit recordings down to 16 bit because CDs can't handle 24 bit, but it was my understanding also that if I'm uploading my music to online streaming services like Spotify or iTunes where people are purchasing DIGITAL copies of my music, shouldn't it stay in 24 bit?

How to use my Apogee two devices to record 24 bit-96 kHz whit Pro-Tools 9 ?


I want a configuration solution for just stereo recordings (piano). I would submit the problem here.

Equipment involved:

PC i7.
Pro-Tools 9.
Rack 003 Digidesing Fireware
Apogee Mini-Me (S / PDIF) 24 bit-96 kHz
Apogee Low-DAC (S / PDIF) 24 bit-192 kHz

I need to register to 24 bits-96 kHz and use the clock of Mini-Me (much higher than the rack 003).

Problem: The Digidesign 003 Rack has a limitation (confirmed in Avid). It can not exceed 48 kHz if asked to use an external clock ...

24bit 96k vs. 24bit 192k converters

I'm buying a new converter and interface for my MixDream hybrid DAW system and a modest attempt in mastering that I call polishing at this point.
I need 16 IO and an interface. The Prism ADA-8RX or less expensive RME are in the running for me.
I mention mastering because I know you guys are the end result and could save me grief. You may have some for-warned advise that I should hear before I make the plunge.

16 bit 44.1 khz, vs. 24 bit 96 khz monitors

I am currently looking to upgrade the way I mix music. Currently, I have a fast track ultra and I'm just using a pair of 50$ monitor headphones. I have done test recordings of 16 bit, 44.1 Khz vs. 24 bit 96 khz recordings, and I cannot hear a shred of difference. (I know my fast track ultra is capable of recording that bit rate). So I'm thinking it's the fact that I use crappy headphones. I would like to buy a pair of really nice monitors (Budget of 400$ max), but do you think I'll be able to hear much a difference in monitors that cheap?

Record at 24bit - 48KHz = play back is sharper


Does anyone know why this happens: e.g. I record a note (D) on my flute at 24bit - 48KHz, it plays back as the same note in Cubase 4 LE then when I mix the track down to 16bit - 44KHz and play the new .wav file in windows media player or VLC the sound is much sharper in pitch nearly a F.

I dont know why this is happening. . I use a sm58 + Lexicon Alpha studio to record audio (as recommended here 'and I love it' ).