Benefits of upsamplinge before applying effects

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by gr8bluesgtr, May 23, 2005.

  1. gr8bluesgtr

    gr8bluesgtr Guest

    I understand that higher sampling rates and bit depth are important when doing DSP on digital audio. I also understand that 16/44.1 is pretty much bottom of the pile in terms of quality these days.

    I have a Roland VS-1680 workstation. I recently recorded a concert onto this with the highest quality level. I plan on dumping the raw tracks via SPDIF through an MBOX into Pro Tools LE, two at at a time.

    So what I'll have is 8 tracks of 16/44.1 audio. There will need to be EQ, compression, Reverb and possibly some chorus applied to several tracks before mixdown and mastering.

    Would there be any benefit to upsampling this to 16/96 or even 16/192 prior to doing the effects processing. To me this makes sense because the effects would have more data to work with, and therefore generate less distortion while processing.

    Am I off base here?


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