Why recording in 24bit so slow?

Until now I always recorded in 16 bits / 44.1 khz, because of making records on cd.
Now I want to change and start recording in 24 / 96 khz
I tried, but didn’t succeed at all.
I try to describe how I worked, so you can read where I do wrong:

I recorded 6 miditracks
After that I wanted to record a midi track as a wave track.
I opened the Project Setup and

  1. Changed sample rate to 96.000khz
  2. Bit resolution to 24 bit
  3. Record file type: wave file
  4. Stereo pan law: Equal power
    My recordings are made by an external usb soundcard: Roland UA -25EX
    Settings:
  5. Advanced driver: on
  6. comp / limit type: bypass
  7. Sample rate: 96R ( here I can choose for: 44.1 / 48 / 96P / or 96R

Signal input from instruments:
Input 1 and 2
Signal output to amplifier

By these settings the sound is not correct. :open_mouth:
It is playing the midi track very slow.
What do i have to change ???

Thanks a lot for your suggestions !!!
Big bear

First of all, recording in 96 kHz is more or less wasted resources unless you have some very specific reason for it, like a special end format. 24 bit is good to use though.

Have you seen this (from the manual)?:
“Sample rate select switch
This specifies the sample rate at which audio is recorded or played back. If you change the
setting of the sample rate select switch, you must close all software, disconnect the USB cable
that connects the UA-25EX to your computer, and then reconnect the USB cable.”

Thank you Twinoak :exclamation:
What are settings in cubase6 for reasonable best recordings by using UA-25EX?
24 bit / 48 khz ?
24 bit / 44.1 khz ?
I assume that I have to set the UA-25EX at the same rate?

In project setup the bit resolution can be set on “32bit float-point”
What makes this setting possible?
Thanks a lot for your answer! :wink:

I think you’ll find most people round here use 44.1KHz and 24 bit, but why don’t you try some experiments at different sample rates and bit depths and see what you think?

No audio interface on the market goes beyond 24 bit. 32bit Float is provided (mainly) for if you record with FX on the input inserts (not the playback channel inserts) and is the bit depth resolution that Cubase works with internally.

The project setup bit depth dictates at what bit depth Cubase will write files at.

Thanks for taking time writing this clear answer! :wink: