Bit Depth

  1. Tech Tips: Bit Depth and Sample Rates

    Tech Tips: Bit Depth and Sample Rates
    [caption id="attachment_2573" align="alignright" width="300"]tascamdp03sd-02 TASCAM DP-03SD 8 Channel Multi-Track Recorder @ $279.99[/caption] Today’s audio interfaces and music creation software can work with a good selection of bit depths and sampling rates so for those who are not familiar with how they work, it can be downright confusing selecting which to use in a recording. The key device used in digital recording is called an Analog to Digital Converter – or ADC. The ADC is responsible for taking the electrical voltage of an audio line and converting it to a digital number than can be understood by a computer. By capturing a snapshot of the voltage thousands of times per second, you can get a very good recreation of the original audio signal. Continue reading →

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