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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 1:05 am    Post subject: Maybe a silly question Reply with quote

...but what's the best Bit Depth and Sampling rate to export digitally recorded files at? i have one song that i did at 96000 at 24 bit and it sounds pretty fucking great...but some of the others still sound kind of muddy/dampened...is that a mixing issue or a sample rate/bit depth issue.

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

16 bit 44.1khz is CD rate, if you're going to CD at some point soon after the export you may as well go to that.

If the files in the software are 24 bit, 192Khz are something high like that, and you plan on doing more processing, you should leave it high for a bit longer. The difference won't be a hell of a lot, and it depends what processing you actually do.

If it's ending up as an MP3 anyway, you may as well just go to CD quality and at least you're sticking to a standard all software will play and be able to deal with if you want to mess around with it elsewhere.

Being muddy or dampened doesn't have anything to do with the bit and sample rates. They can alter the dynamic range, and the mount of detail, but generally the differences between CD quality and above are not that noticeable with most every day playback equipment.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James wrote:
16 bit 44.1khz is CD rate, if you're going to CD at some point soon after the export you may as well go to that.

If the files in the software are 24 bit, 192Khz are something high like that, and you plan on doing more processing, you should leave it high for a bit longer. The difference won't be a hell of a lot, and it depends what processing you actually do.

If it's ending up as an MP3 anyway, you may as well just go to CD quality and at least you're sticking to a standard all software will play and be able to deal with if you want to mess around with it elsewhere.

Being muddy or dampened doesn't have anything to do with the bit and sample rates. They can alter the dynamic range, and the mount of detail, but generally the differences between CD quality and above are not that noticeable with most every day playback equipment.


NOICE! thanks for the scientific lesson!
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