Hi Tim. Interesting post. You mentioned conversion between sample rates sounds bad/there are problems. I got your passive EQ the other day, and it's sampled at 88.2, so given that most of the libraries I purchased are at 96 (at the time I was under the impression that as a general rule, 96khz was better for Nebula) - how would you recommend that I use it? Or does the fact that it is only a touch off from 96khz make it a redundant question...timp wrote:The Filters is one of the reasons why 44.1 does not sound quite right.
But going too high you can hear dynamics getting softened because of distortion.
A good way to tell is by doing direct a/b's,so source to speakers then source recorded then playback.
In general i tend to believe that 48khz and 88.2 are the best ,you want to stay clear of that filter but not go so high that you get distortions. 48 sounds better in dynamics and 88.2 slightly smoother. 192khz you think your hearing more analog but really it's more of the convertor going ahhhhh. It's basically sounding softer so you may think it's more analog.
I don't get the 44.1 and 96 debate completely , why make that jump and forget the other sample rates? I think 48 would be better as a standard and maybe 88.2
And yes conversion sounds bad if your doing it to multi stems. The more tracks you have the more you'll notice it. depending on conversion either, dynamics suffer or you getting ringing from steep filters neither sound good.
In other words, is there some internal 'conversion' going on - even if it is only a small amount?