The music we are archiving is from the 1st generation 1/2inch tape
recorded at 30ips (probably via an SSL or Neve console in some of the
best recording spaces available). We playback these on highly
maintained Ampex ATRs to 192kHz 24 bit WAVs and when compared to CD copy
or DAT it's extremely simple to justify the process!
So to answer your question, in my opinion the benefit is because it
All the best,
On 17/08/2012 16:04, Toby Seay wrote:
> Yes, 44.1KHz and 48KHz cover the entire hearing spectrum. However, it does
> not cover it well. Resolution gets worse as you go higher in the frequency
> spectrum. Therefore, really high frequencies only get sampled a few times.
> For instance, a 44.1KHz sample rate is only capable of sampling a 12KHz
> frequency 3.675 times a second. That leaves you with a very poor
> digitization at 12KHz. 96KHz does a much better job at providing a digital
> representation of higher frequencies.
> If you can, take a recording at 44.1KHz and high-pass filter it until you
> only have really high frequencies. You will clearly hear why lower sample
> rates are inadequate.
> Toby Seay
> Assistant Professor - Music Industry Program
> Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
> Drexel University Audio Archives
> Macalister 3016 - 215-895-5880
> On 8/17/12 10:37 AM, "Henry Borchers" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Iıve been wondering what the real benefits of archiving music and spoken
>> word at 96 kHz and above. From what I understand, NyquistShannon tells
>> us that the highest frequency we can hear on digital recording is half of
>> the sample rate, so 44.1 and 48 already covers the spectrum of our
>> hearing range.
>> I do know that high speed recordings at higher bit rate can be very
>> useful for when you are trying to transfer large volumes of long running
>> tape in a short time but I am curious what the rational and benefits are
>> for transfer real time at 96 kHz.
>> Henry Borchers
>> Broadcast Media Digitization and Curation Librarian
>> University of Maryland
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