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In digital audio using pulse-code modulation (PCM), bit depth is the number of bits of information in each sample and it directly corresponds to the resolution of each sample. Examples of bit depth include compact disc digital audio, which uses 16 bits per sample, and DVD-Audio and Blue-Ray disc which can support up to 24 bits per sample.
SPOTIFY ALLOWS my sound processor to produce 48,000Khz @ 24 Bit Depth. The sound quality seems to be far superior compared to CD's. This is 60% of the reason I pay for Spotify.
CD's are mastered @ 44,100khz and 16 bit depth.
The sampling frequency or sampling rate, fs, is defined as the number of samples obtained in one second (samples per second)
Some tracks seem to be rendered in a lower format, and im experiencing distortion. Very few are these tracks.
I want to know if anyone else has had the chance to experiment with Bit Depth/Khz or if anyone has experienced this "distortion" 🙂
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Great questions. Sometimes its easy to confuse yourself with these two. I'll try to break it down the best I can.
Bit Rate - How much data per second is required to transmit the file, which can then be translated into how big the file is.
Bit Depth - 24 Bit - If you record in 24 bit opposed to 16 bit, you're giving your audio more room to breathe in the numeric realm of digital audio.
If you have enough room for it on your hard drives, you can increase the breathing room AND the resolution of your recording (song) simultaneously. You will also need the processing power to match, or you might end up with unwanted latency (delay). Increasing the Sample rate and the Bit-Depth will increase the quality of the audio, but it doesn't mean it will sound better. Sound is very subjective, some people still love records and tape decks!