44.1 or 48 khz
Posted on Mar 30, 2004 12:42 am
josh hates you
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Member Since: Feb 29, 2004
i have heard both sides of the arguement.(this is not intended to be compared to 88.2 or 96 but then there could be debate betwee those 2 as well).
some points from both sides might be--
48 khz is the higher resolution therefor better sound.
44.1 is standard cd quality so you lose that xtra bit anyway
some say that does not matter. it matters that you get the better recording via high resolution first rather than using 44.1 to start with.
then there is the transfering/conversion
there is thought of 48 being an "unatural" ## for recording audio since it does not divide evenly it leaves little tiny remainders that get thrown away which leads to a lower sound quality than 44.1
your thoughts/opinions?? i personaly use 44.1
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Mar 30, 2004 01:20 am I work at 44.1Khz, 24bit - it's easier (and cleaner) for the converter to drop the extra bit depth than it is to drop the sample rate.
Since: Dec 30, 2002
Mar 30, 2004 04:32 am I am with jues, I work at 44.1 24-bit generally as well, but will go up to 96kHz if working on film or the like. bit rates converts down more gracefully than samplerate.
Mar 30, 2004 09:24 am interesting. people that seem to "be in the know" use 44.1 while people who think they know everything go for the 48 khz(my friend who led me to post this got in one of these arguements)
Mar 30, 2004 09:26 am Everyone has their own opinion...
Mar 30, 2004 11:16 am 48Khz is the format of DAT tapes, hence why it's considered by some to be the more "pro" of the two.
Since: Dec 30, 2002
Apr 10, 2004 07:58 am I have never personally used 48 before myself for anything, but the engineer I learned from always would preach that most "normal people" listening to your cd will not be able to tell the difference between 44.1 and 48 unless they are engineers also. Most of the time if you are good at knowing your stuff about recording the sounds, mixing..etc in the first place, it won't matter too much in the end in my opinion. You can always use 48 for DATs exclusively, but in the end if you mix down to a cd, I have always mastered to 44.1 16 bit for the standard project. :)
Since: Apr 10, 2004
Apr 10, 2004 02:47 pm I use two computers to record and have used 8 bit mono to achieve certain sounds along with 44. I don't know if anyone else attempts this, but it seems to make the sound have a less warm feel to a recording that is too warm.
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