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Old 07-13-2008, 06:40 PM
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Default 16bit vs 24bit

Is there a difference between recording 16bit versus 24bit?

My supervisor says that we should record 24bit, be couldnt tell me why. Is there even an audible difference in the end?

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Old 07-13-2008, 06:53 PM
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Default Re: 16bit vs 24bit

From what I know and learned in my ear training class, there is a slight audible difference between 16bit and 24bit. Youd have to listen to one song recorded in both bit values. 24bit is supposedly supposed to sound better than 16bit.

Depending on what your recording for would determine what bit rate you would want to use for example you want to put the recording onto a CD you would choose 16bit 44.1khz because thats currently the industry standard but it doesnt necessarily mean you coudlnt do a 24bit 48 or 96khz recording.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: 16bit vs 24bit

24bit is what you want.

16 bit is so eighties
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: 16bit vs 24bit

sunburst is right, 24bit. Headroom is the key. If memory serves it's 6db per bit.
You're okay to record at 44.1k IMO. Just don't use 16bit.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:13 PM
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Default Re: 16bit vs 24bit

24 bit gives you a great deal more of head room and does sound better (you can tell the difference, depending on your AD/DA's). You want to have as much head-room (24) as possiable, especially if you are sending your projects off to be mastered.
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:35 PM
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Default Re: 16bit vs 24bit

16 bit vs 24 bit:



On 24 bit record has better dynamic range and less chance to peak than 16 bit and signal to noise ratio, has high rate on 16 bit signal than 24 bit, the best way to check this, is making a Digital record, from any Digital source, Like MIDI DISC, CD, ADAT or TDIF. Digital Distortion are more common on 16bit than 24bit.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:44 AM
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Default Re: 16bit vs 24bit

More dynamic range, that´s the answer. And 48KHz is a little better than 44.1, just don´t forget to dither your bounces. Put a dither in the master fader before bouncing 48x24 to cd standart 44.1x16.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:39 PM
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Wow.
How many ways can the same thing be said?
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