Higher Sample Rate and Bit Depth’s

In this video Freddie from Distinct Mastering goes over five benefits of working with higher sample rate and bit depth’s. In case you missed the previous video about what sample rate’s and bit depths mean then make sure to go back and review the explanation if you need some education. These five tips will ensure that you have a solid understanding of what sample rate and bit depth might be best for the specific application, as well as some things to pay attention to that could be affecting your processing.

There are a lot of opinions on this subject so at the end of the day your computer processing and application needs are crucial in understanding what bit depths and sample rates to use. It’s very important to use your ears and trust your judgement when choosing the best rates to work in, however there is some best practices involved as well.


0:00​ Start
00:37​ Preface
00:56​ Quality / Dynamic Range
01:21​ More Accurate Processing
01:38​ Pitch Correction / Time Stretching
01:51​ High Quality Media
2:20​ Computer Processing
2:57​ Outro


  1. What bit depth and sample rate should I use?
  2. Bit Depth and Sample Rate – Recording quality and dynamic range.
  3. Pitch correction and time stretching will sound better with higher sample rates.
  4. High quality media formats – DVDs and other high quality media can handle sample rates up to 192k.
  5. Computer processing – Computer processing can be a factor when considering what bit depth and sample rate to use.

Thanks for watching this video and hopefully it helps you decide what sample rate and bit depth’s to work in. Make sure to subscribe on YouTube HERE for weekly tips and tricks. All first-time clients receive a free stereo mastered sample, inquire HERE to get your free sample.

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