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Why is my 48/24 messed up? Or is it?

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Don't understand why the project shows 44.1/16 when my settings say 48/24. Help?

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The project sample rate shown in the transport module is determined by

  • The default sample rate from preferences as shown in the image above IF the project has no audio clips.
  • If the project has audio clips the sample rate is read from one of the clip headers. All audio in a project must be the same sample rate.

The bit depth shown in the transport module is Record Bit Depth NOT Audio Driver Bit Depth. Audio clips in a project do not have to be the same bit depth. So, this value does not necessary reflect the bit depth of existing clips in the project.

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Thanks, scook. Hmm... The clips in the project were all recorded in the project which is set to 48/24. So what might cause the 44.1/16 to show up?

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If the project plays correctly at 44.1 then it was recorded at 44.1.

The bit depth shown in the transport has nothing to do with the clips already in the project. The transport shows what bit depth the DAW will use when recording new clips. This values is read from the Record Bit Depth setting in preferences.

There have been cases where clip headers report one sample rate and the clips are actually recorded at another. This happens when the DAW tells the audio interface what sample rate to use and the interface fails to honor the request. When the DAW writes out its audio clips then headers contain the DAW sample rate but the data from the interface may be something else. This is an unusual situation and causes clips to play faster or slower than expected than sample rate reported in the transport.

 


 

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I think it would be good if Cakewalk had a project properties where sample rate is - as most daws do.

And if you change it - you get a dialog to confirm sample rate conversion etc.

Best might be as Samplitude to tell which algo to use in conversion as well so you don't end up using stretch algos for that which are much worse. Doing drag-n-drop in Samp give you stretch algos conversion.

 

It's silly the amount of work you have to do changing old projects recorded in 44k to 48k. It's basically start a blank project and transfer track by track. with 48k setting in place.

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