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32 bitrate to 24
Old 7th February 2015
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32 bitrate to 24

Good day, i have a samples library of almost 200,000gb

but i have like the half on 32 bitrate and im using logic pro x, i know is possible to convert it, but my question is, if i convert it to 24 bitrate, could dat be a problem with the sound? or for mixing later on?


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Good day, i have a samples library of almost 200,000gb

but i have like the half on 32 bitrate and im using logic pro x, i know is possible to convert it, but my question is, if i convert it to 24 bitrate, could dat be a problem with the sound? or for mixing later on?


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I do wish people wouldn't keep using the term bitrate when referring to sample size, it's wrong.

Bitrate is the number of bits per second in the data stream, not the number of bits per sample. (so in the case of PCM, bitrate=num_channels * samples_per_second * bits_per_sample).

But that gripe aside, a 24 bit sample has quantisation noise which is around -140dBFS, which, unless you're very silly with your levels, is going to be insignificant with respect to the noise in your original samples, and well below the threshold of hearing anyway.
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I do wish people wouldn't keep using the term bitrate when referring to sample size, it's wrong.

Bitrate is the number of bits per second in the data stream, not the number of bits per sample. (so in the case of PCM, bitrate=num_channels * samples_per_second * bits_per_sample).

But that gripe aside, a 24 bit sample has quantisation noise which is around -140dBFS, which, unless you're very silly with your levels, is going to be insignificant with respect to the noise in your original samples, and well below the threshold of hearing anyway.
so that means i can convert it without any problems right?
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so that means i can convert it without any problems right?
yup
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Yup +1

And it is refreshingly good to see a straight to the point answer on these matters
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