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By HanHuman Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:56 pm
Hi,

I track most of my sound from an MPC 1000 to a DAW trough a Clarett 8Pre and my question is, how do set your audio interface between 44.1 and 48kHz in that type of configuration?

Logic tells me 44.1 is the way to go as it is what the MPC does but I'd be interested to know if there's anything more to it.

Thanks
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By v00d00ppl Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:07 am
Are you going to bounce your files from Mpc 1000 to your daw or record live?

I would recommend recording into the 8pre but keep your sessions at 48. Then at mastering bring it 44.1.
This would give you flexibility of a higher audio rate while still being able to scale down. I track my 8pre sessions at 96k then go 44.à when it’s time to master the track.
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By HanHuman Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:44 am
Hey, thanks.
Tracking out with the 4 mono + 1 stereo outputs through the 8pre to the DAW yea.
Isn't there any dithering issues from 48 to 44.1? Read some time ago that divinding by two (ex: 96 to 48) was ok but the 48 -> 44.1 could mess things up.
So I though staying in 44.1 was the safer option since.
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By v00d00ppl Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:01 am
HanHuman wrote:Hey, thanks.
Tracking out with the 4 mono + 1 stereo outputs through the 8pre to the DAW yea.
Isn't there any dithering issues from 48 to 44.1? Read some time ago that divinding by two (ex: 96 to 48) was ok but the 48 -> 44.1 could mess things up.
So I though staying in 44.1 was the safer option since.


You should be fine with most modern DAWs. Once you select any dithering option the bounce should sound fine. I mastered a track with outboard compressors and I had to keep the session at 96k. When I was satisfied with the sound I told Ableton to bounce it to 48k and 44.1K. Both versions sounded fine without any audible losses.
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By HanHuman Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:45 am
Alright, thanks!