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Old 2008-05-21, 21:13
aslkvbiwbegv aslkvbiwbegv is offline
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My understanding is that 24 and 16 bit are only discernible in extreme situations such as listening to extremely quiet sine waves with the volume all the way up on very nice equipment. I think the argument is that digital audio processing works better (less quantization noise) on 24 bit audio. So people record at 24, processes it, and then convert it to 16 bits.

Really though, unless you are doing very high quality recordings with very nice equipment, it's not going to make any noticeable difference.
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