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Old 07-16-2003, 03:32 PM
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Default Fixing a Mix?

Hello all -- Can anyone help? I recorded some tracks at 24 bit / 44.1 khz. I've subsequently found that recording at 24 bit/48 khz gives me a much better sound. Is there anything I can do to bring clarity and sparkle to the tracks I've done in 44.1 or can I only re-record? Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:35 AM
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Default Re: Fixing a Mix?

There really shouldn't be that much difference. It is slightly odd that you are hearing a "much better" sound at 48kHz.

You may find some quality equalisation will bring back some of the sparkle you feel is lacking.

10-15kHz high shelf maybe.
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Old 07-17-2003, 06:20 AM
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Default Re: Fixing a Mix?

I have the impression 48K recordings ( on PT !) sound better and I always work with 48 K.
It is told that ADDA converterclocks are less stable at 44.1 K, 88.2K ,or 176.4K due to a certain calculationfactor given at these samplerates.
48 and 96 or even 192 don't seem to have this calculation-issue.
Lesser stability gives a lesser sound.
further:
Recording at higher bandwidth's reproduce more harmonics which gives the listener a more vivid experience of what is reproduced. You don't have to hear above 20 kHz, but what is happening above 20K
has alot of influence on the way things sound below 20K.
The same thing happens below 20 Hz. Try removing DC-offset and hear how it affects the impact of your low-end.
A more obvious reason for most of us why 48 sounds better than 44.1:
Maybe because there is less plugin-delay at 48K which gives a better phase-coherency.

Highshelving at 10-15 K should work.
Or... try a multibandprocessor ( Waves C4 , LinMB , TC MasterX or such...)
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Old 07-19-2003, 06:39 AM
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Mano - i aint gonna argue about what you prefer - but that last post didnt mean anything !! There aint much difference between 48 and 44.1 - sure technically (and maybe a LITTLE bit sonically) 48 i sbetter than 44.1 However, as you're all gonna convert to 16bit 44.1 for CD then for digital mixing (this obviously doesnt apply those who mix to tape) it is better to mix / bounce in a multiple of 44.1 - hence the rather strong feeling amongst many i know that 88.2 is a better bet than 96 even though that technically 96 is better (and sonically). Also those old wives tales about higher than 20k affecting our hearing - that may well be the case but tape and vinyl (ESPECIALLY VINYL ! ) dont accurately reproduce much above 16k let alone up to 40 and 50 k. Muchos distortion up there !! And yet strangely a lot of peeps seem to prefer vinyl !! Even 16 bit CD more accurately re-creates high up waveforms thatn vinyl. You get the harmonic content with CD by using some decent amps on the final listening stage - thats where it really counts..


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