OK...who's the bad guy here....

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by polymod, Sep 20, 2002.

  1. polymod

    polymod Guest

    Now I'm really confused...
    I've been going back and forth between Twelve Tone Systems(Cakewalk) and Digital Audio Labs(DAL) on a question regarding burning Audio CD's.
    Cakewalk gave me a sample rate conversion process which uses my soundcard's ability to manually change sample rates.
    Here is the link of how to do this.
    Partition Magic

    However, the sample rate of my sound card can not be manually changed.
    The people at DAL says to get another program...
    Mmmmm....Cakewalk says most soundcards can do this.
    DAL says most audio editing programs should be able to convert the rate within the program.

    Who's right......I want to take advantage of my card's 24/96 recording possibilities without all of the hassle of recording my mix to a DAT and back to the software set at "default" 44k to burn a CD.
    Whew.....thanks loads......
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Cakewalk is full of $*^t basically. Sound cards can NOT sample rate convert. Once the rate is set it's set...no way to change it. I think maybe cakewalk is saying to output it analog into another sound card input and set that sound card to another sample rate but typically this can not be done unless they are two different cards and each card is being used by a different application.
    Yes, DAL is correct in saying that the program should have a sample rate convert when doing a mix down or have a process feature to change the sample rate.
    This is actual facts here. I work for Apogee Electronics and know this is absolutely true.
    I would not doubt Cakewalk to say something stupid like that to either get you off the phone or off their back.
  3. BrockStapper

    BrockStapper Guest

    new software time! ;)
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    I took a look at that link you provided and it's not what they really think it is....basically it's in the software that's doing the conversion...not the hardware. So what they are saying that the hardware can do it is absolutely wrong! Hardware does not do it on it's on...there are some boxes out there that can do that but they are definately not any consumer audio cards such as the ones we use.
  5. Blutone

    Blutone Guest

    Dude, Cakewalk ain't the greatest of programs, but I use it. One thing I can tell ya is that Cakewalk's support, on a scale of 1 to 10, is ABSOLUTE CRAP...LOL. Go here and ask. That's what I do. I use Sonar 2.0 XL. Opus is right. I can change sample rates in my audio options, before I record. After that there's no going back. My advice? Just record at 24/96.

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