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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Recording Quality versus System Efficiency

Like latency adjustments, your recording quality setting should take into account not only how good you need your project to sound, but also your system’s limitations. Two things come to mind: sampling frequency and bit depth. The higher either number is, the better the quality is. Figure 1.10 shows how bit depth and sampling frequency affect a sound wave.

Figure 1.10. A sound wave that has been digitally processed.

To break this down in audio layman’s terms, the greater the bit depth, the greater the headroom and bandwidth, the greater the sampling frequency, and the more accurate the replication ...

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