Tuesday, March 15, 2016

How to Master Old Music to 24-Bit

Only DVDs are capable of playing 24-bit audio.

Audio editors allow the audio engineer to edit and manipulate music. Twenty-four-bit music is obtainable only on DVDs and digital files. The highest sampling rate that a CD will handle is 16-bit. The main difference between bit rates is the overall ceiling of a recording. Since 24-bit recordings hold more data, the volume may increase without hitting the ceiling and clipping the audio. Clipping occurs when the audio volume goes beyond the threshold for a certain dynamic. This is why clipping occurs only in recorded audio. You will never hear clipping during a live performance.

Step 1 Download and install an audio editor if you don’t already own one.

Step 2 Start the program and open the “Preferences” function under the “File” menu.

Step 3 Find the option for “Quality,” “Bit-Rate” or “Default Sample Rate.” In the “Default Sample Format” option, change it to 24-bit.

Step 4 Drag or import your audio file into the audio editor. You may not edit in 24-bit audio.

Step 5 Re-save the file. Tips Warnings Key Concepts master 24-bit audio convert 24-bit sampling 24-bit sampling format

References 

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/]