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    Anyone recording at higher than 24 bit?

    The libraries that are sampled at 24 bits usually are delivered at 16 bit resolution. Is anyone sampling at higher resolutions, so we can expect to get 24 bit sample?

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    Re: Anyone recording at higher than 24 bit?

    Originally posted by Jake Johnson:
    The libraries that are sampled at 24 bits usually are delivered at 16 bit resolution. Is anyone sampling at higher resolutions, so we can expect to get 24 bit sample?
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">That\'s not how it works.

    People record 24-bit samples for a 16-bit target because there is a noise floor advantage, but also to be somewhat future-proof.

    There is no problem with delivering a 24-bit product from a 24-bit source.

    In principle, yes, recording at an even higher bit depth would hold some advantage in noise floor. However, the noise floor of a 24-bit depth signal is so much below that of ANY playback circuitry that the advantage would be completely moot. In fact, there\'s very little demand for converters which would deliver a higher bit-depth, since the analog electronics ahead of the current 24-bit designs are far noisier than the converters themselves.

    In other words, there\'s no advantage to be had, so no need to do it.

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