Workin' in 16, 24, 32bit? 44.1, 48, 96khz?

Hi guys!

I always work in 16bit 44.1khz
I only use Vsti’s & samples which are 16bit 44.1khz

Is it better to work in 24 or 32bit & 48 or 96khz?

I know there an avantage when you recording audio (A/D)
but since i’m not into recording audio, is there any advantage to increase the bit depth or sample rate?
maybe when ure bounce of freeze channels?
cuz increasing the bit & sample rate limit’s the amount vsti’s that your system can handle

You’ll clip less at 24bit. Depends on what you are doing too.

Hmmm okay.
So ure talking about the latency i suppose…

I’m producing house orientated music with vsti’s
I’m not recording livebands or accoustic instrumensts, vocals etc.

So for producing digital music it’s better to work in 24bit 44.1khz?
or isn’t there any benefit to work in a higher bit&sample rate?
except clipping

Clipping is not related to latency :wink:
Clipping is when the signal exceeds the maximum possible value, which means the signal will be cut off which sounds like digital distortion, and you don’t want that.
If you’re working all in the box (not recording external instruments), then it doesn’t actually matter very much, 16-bit will probably be allright. 44.1Khz sample frequency is certainly good enough, there’s no need to go any higher.


that’s what i wanted to hear!

i was always thinking like the 16bit 44.1khz concept,
but i was a bit reading on the forum and some topics were
confusing me… :nerd:

I think 44.1 works well, if all you would like to do is accurately reproduce all the frequencies in the range of human hearing. Unless of course you are one of those with superhearing, as many claim to be. Some like to work in 48 because that’s the standard in video and film.

I also stick to 24-bit depth, but I do create audio tracks. Possibly in your case you don’t need to, but I don’t think it’s much of a cost to use 24, and you get a lot more dynamic range.

Remember, if it sounds good, it is good!

Okay with 24bit you get more dynamic range…
For me thats more important for classical music & film music
Dance music nowadays is so compressed that we almost can’t talk about dynamics but more about loudness lol
& afterwards i convert it to 16bit 44.1khz

Correct me if i’m wrong

I always record at 24/44.1.
I’ve tried other, higher settings, but didn’t notice any difference.

Are you talkin’ about recording audio?
Like recording live instruments such as a saxophone?
Then there would be some benefits recording at higher sample & bitrate & dither it to 16bit 44.1khz
especially for the dynamics & the small details in sounds when pushing the valves etc.

But my question was more about working in the box with electronical music,
and if there were some benefits when working with a higher sample or bit rate

Most of my sample sets are 24 bit. So I use 24 / 44.1 for everything.

VSTi’s as well as live instruments, always 24/44.1.
What you say sounds logic, but I’ve tried it and like I said, I didn’t notice any difference.