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Old 2012-07-04, 10:23 PM
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Re: 16 Bit vs 24 Bit

I always tell people, if you don;t want to bother with the technical reasons 24 bit is way more important than using some ridiculous sample rate like 192kHz...

Listen to the Beatles remasters from 2009. There is a MARKED difference between the 16 bit CD tracks and the 24 bit aluminum apple tracks - and the 24 bit tracks are 44.1kHz - why? Because 44.1 kHz reproduces the human range of hearing just fine - plus some. 16 bit sample depth does not have enough steps of volume level to be imperceptible to the human ear... 24 bit does - plus some.

Record @ 44.1 kHz / 24 bit and you'll be a happy camper. It's the best sound quality vs. space required, for sure, based not only on scientific studies, but your ear will know, too.
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