One question I do have though now thinking about it, is since sample rates are basically snap shots of the audio wave, isn't properly converting, as you just taught me, basically the same result as recording and mixing at 44.1 the entire time? Or does more quality come through in the snapshots?
I know most people in recording now a days want ultra clear, loud as can be mixes, and if that's what they want and they pay me for it, I will do my absolute best to give them that. But personally, I am against the Hi-fi loudness war. My life's dream is to bring music back to the "in the air tonight" days of music. I'm only 23, but I still miss the 70s and 80s! I also want to learn how to record to tape! Headroom and harmonics is what it's all about in my eyes...and ears!