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96 Khz./24 Bit Vs. 44.1 Khz./16 Bit

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  • 96 Khz./24 Bit Vs. 44.1 Khz./16 Bit

    Hello all;

    It's been awhile since I have posted on this forum.

    I was wondering if there is any advantage to keeping my workflow at a 96/24 rate throughout my post processing as opposed to converting to 44.1/16 rate after I record my file at the 96/24 rate.


    Last edited by Craig Maier; 05-24-2019, 08:59 AM.

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    I suscribe to the concept that one should use 96 kHz as the transfer rate and up to the end of the de-clicking process (the use of the various impulse filters found in the software program like the EZ Impulse Filter, Expert Impulse filter, Narrow Crackle filter, Big Click Filter or EZ Clean.)

    After those impulse noise reduction processes are complete, I down-convert to 44.1 kHz since humans can not hear signals above 20 kHz and 44.1 kHz provides signal bandwidth up to 22 kHz.

    I personally see no reason for 24 bits with any of this work and 78s because the dynamic range of 78s is roughly 40 dB and the range of 16 bits is around 96 dB which is plenty. 24 bits yields around 144 dB of dynamic range which is extreme overkill for this sort of process.

    "Who put orange juice in my orange juice?" - - - William Claude Dukenfield