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I can remember how much sample rate, bit depth and buffer size confused me when I was younger.
I knew most of the settings worked from trial and error. And back then that was good enough for me.
But I didn’t understand the benefits of a higher bit depth or sample rate. I didn’t understand what buffer size meant, or what I should set it to. Sometimes there would be a delay when I was monitoring, and other times there wouldn’t. And I didn’t know why.
Then I decided to sit down and really get to grips with these parameters and what they meant. That’s when I realised that it really isn’t that complex.
I could spend all day arguing about the pointlessness of super high sample rates, and the theoretical versus practical dynamic range of 32 floating bit.
But you don’t need to know all of that!
All you need is a basic understanding of what these terms, and when to use higher settings.
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