Digital Recording kHz etc ?

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  1. deaf cat

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    Hi
    Just wondered if you may beable to clear my confusion..

    CD Quality of music : 44kHz 16bit this is how the music is stored on CD's ?

    If recording to hard drive in lossless format is there any point in recording at 96kHz and 24bit, or will recording in 44/16 copy exactly what is on the CD to the hard drive?

    And when playing from the hard drive if you play 44/16 the quality will be no better if playing at 96/24 ?

    Please help as I would so much like to understand what is going on, even just a little.

    Look forward to some pointers
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  2. LV426

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    The short answer is that there's no point in "upgrading" the data format for your audio. Leave it as it is (which, as you say, is 44k/16bit). Changing it won't improve it. Depending on how it's done, changing it may degrade it.
     
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    Yeah, upgrading would be a waste of time.

    Think of it like this - if you have a recording of something on a wax cylinder, and you record it onto CD, it'll still sound like a wax cylinder.

    Steve W
     
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    Cheers,
    V Handy tip, will keep it as it is.

    The 96KHz 24bit business that you hear about is that the SCAD and the DVDA output?
     

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