48kHz or 44.1kHz??
Posted on Mar 01, 2005 02:49 pm
Member Since: Feb 11, 2005
I recorded a tune in SONAR 3 P.E. using 48kHz sample rate. I burned the song to CD and it sounded a bit distorted when I played it back on my stereo. It sounds great when I play it back off my hard drive, but I was wondering if I need to convert it to 44.1kHz prior to burning it? Maybe that would make it sound better on CD??? I don't know... BTW, wyd I just saw on your profile that you are in Nashvegas TN!! That's where I'm from. I love that city!
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Mar 01, 2005 02:51 pm Well, if you are burning it to CD red book format, it gets converted in the burn. That said, during mastering you'd be well served to dither it down to 44.1/16 bit to be able to more accurately know what is going on to your CD. Perhaps the app you are using to burn doesn't convert very cleanly.
Mar 01, 2005 02:53 pm Thanks dB...I use Nero to burn so I'm not sure about how it converts.
Mar 01, 2005 02:55 pm ditto dB! sometimes when i'm feelin' laxzy i accually export the audio in 44.1/16 with sonar....
where ya at mwellborn? i'm about 30 mins south of franklin.
Mar 01, 2005 03:09 pm Thanks for the input guys. wyd, I actually live in Atlanta now, but I lived on Bell Road between Hickory Hollow Mall and Nolensville Road from 1989 to 2001! I miss it.
Mar 01, 2005 03:13 pm yupyup i know that area well, i lived in Norcross for 2 years (Atlanta Institute of Music) right outside of the pirimeter between 75 and 85. *sings* it's a small world after all...
Mar 01, 2005 03:13 pm Sonar 4, as I recall, comes bundled with a kickin new dither tool that should make converting very nice. Also, most mastering apps such as WaveLab and Sound Forge have dithering tools as well. Nero I am not sure about, it's what I use too, but my tracks are always 44.1/16 before getting to burning.
Mar 01, 2005 03:14 pm Quote:
I actually live in Atlanta now
Until a few weeks ago HRC was housed on a server in Atlanta.
Mar 01, 2005 03:16 pm Awesome tips guys! I just used Wavelabs dithering tools and converted the track to 44.1/16 and it worked like a charm. You guys rock!
Mar 01, 2005 03:18 pm I love rocking. :)
Mar 01, 2005 03:24 pm Ha ha! wyd you're right it is a small world. I'm listening to the CD of this track and it sounds sweeter than honey. I wish you guys could hear this to tell me how I'm doing with this recording stuff!
Mar 01, 2005 03:25 pm it sucks, don't quit your day job. :-D
Mar 01, 2005 03:28 pm Thanks dB! I'm giving up music now!! LOL!
Mar 01, 2005 03:31 pm hehehe
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