[linux-audio-user] sampling at high frequencies

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Mon Jan 26 08:56:05 EST 2004

AFAIK the only reason for going to 96KHz is to allow for digital effects
processing to do a better job.  Maybe some people can hear a difference
on *very* expensive equipment but eventually you have to go to 16 bit
44.1KHz ;-)


 On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 03:19, Joern Nettingsmeier wrote:
> Florin Andrei wrote:
> > Anyone here using 192kHz for sampling?
> > 
> are you trying to record for dogs or bats ? ;)
> seriously, the only measurably effect of 192k is that it fills up your 
> disks faster and eats more cpu when processing.
> imnsho, all this sampling rate hype is a clever industry ploy to keep 
> people from thinking that their hardware is finally good enough and they 
> can stop buying now.
> people can't hear over 20k. period. 48k sampling rate gives you 24k 
> minus what's cropped off by the aliasing filter. granted, higher 
> sampling allows you to use a simpler, less steep aliasing filter, and 
> some people claim to perceive an improvement from that. but even then, 
> 96k should be enough.
> -- 
> "I never use EQ, never, never, never. I previously used to use mic
> positioning but I've even given up on that too."
> 	- Jezar on http://www.audiomelody.com
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