#1
Just got a Tascam us-122l.

everything works OK.

anyway, I am a newbie when it comes to technical jargon.
At the mo - im recording at 96k/or 82.something..K

everything sounds fine and dandy until i mixdown (and obviously) the track is at half speed.

how can i mixdown a good track so it plays fine, and at exceptional quality?

sorry if this is too vague..

many thanks!!
#2
by 96k do you mean thats your sampling rate?

If so turn it down to 44.1Khz
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#3
Quote by Footzyrama
by 96k do you mean thats your sampling rate?

If so turn it down to 44.1Khz



but it just seems that the quality is horrible.

i've been recording with 44 on my old soundcard, and i was sick of the quality.

any other way around it?
#4
Quote by danny.solo
but it just seems that the quality is horrible.

i've been recording with 44 on my old soundcard, and i was sick of the quality.

any other way around it?


44.1kHz is far from poor quality, it's the CD standard. The problems you had were most likely due to crappy AD/DA conversion on your old soundcard, there's nothing inherently poor about the audio quality of 44.1kHz. If you insist on recording at 96kZ (I hope you also have a high bit rate, at least 24) you need to dither when mixing down.
#5
Quote by ebon00
44.1kHz is far from poor quality, it's the CD standard. The problems you had were most likely due to crappy AD/DA conversion on your old soundcard, there's nothing inherently poor about the audio quality of 44.1kHz. If you insist on recording at 96kZ (I hope you also have a high bit rate, at least 24) you need to dither when mixing down.



thanks for the reply.

...

can you briefly explain how.. or what dithering is?

i really am sorry about my lack of technical jargon.

im learning though


edit:

p.s

so i have bought this USB audio interface...

are you saying that I can record at 44.1 from now on, in good quality?
(seeing as im not using my old soundcard anymore)
#6
dithering adds a certain type of noise to the signal to mask the horrible effects of quantization error (don't worry about the jargon, it just leads to more jargon)

when you bounce down just select 44.1kHz and there should be a tick box to select dither.

and yeah, he's saying that you can probably record at 44.1kHz from now on.
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#7
Quote by orgasmickey
dithering adds a certain type of noise to the signal to mask the horrible effects of quantization error (don't worry about the jargon, it just leads to more jargon)

when you bounce down just select 44.1kHz and there should be a tick box to select dither.

and yeah, he's saying that you can probably record at 44.1kHz from now on.



okay.

many thanks,

i will try 44.1kHz from now on!