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My name is Pelle ten Cate, I am a software engineer from Amersfoort, Netherlands, and I am also a graduated professional recording engineer.

I studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, and I am currently working for a Chicago-based tech startup called Occasion (occsn.com).


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comment Are there any mathematical advantages for higher sampling rates?
I +1'd that. I should not be describing that as a drawback, because it's not. I should however say that both quantisation noise and unshaped dithering noise are audible on a 44/16 mix. My point is that by switching to 24 bits you give yourself the opportunity to change one issue (quantisation noise) for another (dithering noise) that can effectively be diminished by recording in a higher sampling rate.
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comment Are there any mathematical advantages for higher sampling rates?
Re first comment: You're absolutely right. I think what I meant to say is that when you're using a digital effect, you can expect the frequency range of its output to be taken care of. Put it this way, if the output comes out aliased in the first place, upping your own sample frequency isn't going to change that. As to your second comment: interesting; it totally depends on the filters used pre-downsampling. If the noise was imaged back, it would obviously mask away the quantisation noise, but it wouldn't sound exactly the same. I think I would shape my noise around the final nyquist freq.
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