sampling rate discussions
I have recorded my songs in 24-bit, and as the last part of the process, as I am mastering, I am also using a 'UV22HR' plugin to convert into 16 as I create the WAV files. At least that's my understanding. However, I'm reading now that I should mix to the same bit rate as my session was recorded in.
Im also wondering if I'm confusing what a 32bit integer interface means, and the audio isn't actually tracked at 32bit.
Just wondering if there were any benefits of any kind, and what the 32 vs. 24 bit depths means in an adda context in general.
From what little I could find it seems to be one of those things not directly audible. Either I'm curious since it seems the bit rates aren't going to go lower anytime soon.
My mastering engineer sent me a 16 bit wav file...I sent this to CDbaby for distribution. CD baby ask for a 16 bit wav file and no other format.
In conversation with the mastering engineer over Facebook chat.
He has said that i shouldn't of sent the 16 bit wav file out for digital release because it was meant for audio CD replication and will be too loud.
I'm really confused because i thought there was no difference in the 16 bit wav file whether it be for replication or to be converted/encoded by music stores to mp3?
Found this an interesting read on mixing & mastering at 96kHz and thought it would be worth sharing.
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