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optiplex2
2009-10-29, 07:38 PM
i recorded a show and by mistake i set the setting to record on wav at 48k. Now all my files are all wav files (48k)

would it be allright if i just convert them from a 48k wav file straight to a FLAC file using traders little helper?

or should i convert it first to a 44k wav file and then convert to FLAC?

or is it useless because I recorded it in 48k instead of 44k and should just leave it as it is, not trade or spread it out?

rspencer
2009-10-29, 09:03 PM
If it's 16 bit, I'd downsample it to 44.1K to make it redbook standard.

You don't have to do it, but by making it CD-compliant you'd make it usable to more people.

Just my $.02

optiplex2
2009-10-29, 09:18 PM
yes it was recorded as 16bit 48k. thanks i guess i will change it to 44k and then to FLAC. just thought it would reduce the quality if i changed it, i guess not

alzeppelin
2009-10-30, 03:54 PM
You will lose quality, but 99% of the people won't tell the difference when they listen to it. I'm running into the same issue right now since I am archiving my DAT masters recorded at 16bit 48hz.

I suggest saving a straight 48khz "clone" as a flac file and creating 44khz individual flac files for CD burning. That way in case you need one or the other you have both formats available. Memory is cheap anyway.

AAR.oner
2009-10-31, 11:34 AM
I suggest saving a straight 48khz "clone" as a flac file and creating 44khz individual flac files for CD burning. That way in case you need one or the other you have both formats available. Memory is cheap anyway.

i do the same :thumbsup