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Old 2013-04-01, 23:08
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Question Sample rate

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I was working with a song in 96000 sample rate and suddenly the computer tells me that it is to slow to keep playing the song. I was kind of sad because I spend really much money on this computer. I'm watching my computers cpu and its only working on 20-30 % when I play the song but Reasons DSP meter is around 50 %. If I go down to 44100 sample rate I would probably be able to work with it but what benefits are there to be working in Higher sample rates? When the song is finished and it goes out on a cd or in Itunes it is bounced down to 44100 anyway.
So I would like some input on why it is better to work with higher sample rate. What do I gain in working at higher sample rates?
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Old 2013-04-02, 01:22
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I'd stay with 44100. Something about dither. From what I understand 96 is good but taxing. I'd personally stay with 4100 unless your pc can support in.
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Old 2013-04-02, 03:26
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I use 48khz because all my sounds are converted to 48 to use in Final Cut Pro.... 48khz was an industry standard for many years.... now with faster processors the standards are a changing.
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Old 2013-04-02, 06:59
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I use 48khz because all my sounds are converted to 48 to use in Final Cut Pro.... 48khz was an industry standard for many years.... now with faster processors the standards are a changing.
I'm interested in knowing what others are using as well. is there really a best to go with?
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Old 2013-04-02, 16:48
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I'm interested in knowing what others are using as well. is there really a best to go with?
I've been using 88.2 kHz for a good 9 years now. The original reason was because I found out that Subtractor didn't produce harmonics at 44.1 kHz all the way up to the 22 kHz mark on all notes, and some of the effects sounded a bit clearer at higher sample rates too, especially the RV7000 and Scream 4. I figured a multiple of 44.1 kHz was the most convenient when downsampling back to 44.1 kHz anyway. I've learned to produce and mix with all the native devices at 88.2 kHz, and eventhough the difference is miniscule at some cases, I usually hear the difference when the sample rate has accidentally been changed to 44.1 kHz when resuming work on an unfinished track.

That being said, 44.1 kHz is perfectly fine if you're happy with the sound and you're used to it. The oversampling argument isn't even that important since we have Thor, but I still prefer the reverbs and distortions (especially the Digital algorithm on Scream 4) at 88.2 kHz. Also, since the CV signal rate is 64th of the audio sample rate, using 88.2 kHz makes twice as smooth modulations. I'd really like to see a big improvement there still.
 

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