Sample rate and bit depth

First post of the semester. In class you’ll be learning the Zoom recorders. You’ll want to keep the record settings at 48 kHz/24 bit rate to get good quality sound. But what does that mean? Here’s a good explanation of these terms from the web site Musician’s Friend.

Also, a hot troubleshooting and trouble prevention tip for audio recording and any other media production work: Read the manual! If you don’t have it, Googling the product name will do it.

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About Lisa Phillips

I am an assistant professor of journalism at SUNY New Paltz and the author of Unrequited: Women and Romantic Obsession (HarperCollins, 2015) and Public Radio: Behind the Voices.
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