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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.
"There are some of these recordings where it is just a whirring, and you cannot hear the music. " - Jimmy Page, 2007 / JUL / 26
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