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Recording sample rate Tidal

Postby Guitarking » Mon May 31, 2021 6:52 pm

Hi everyone,
I'd like to record a sample from Tidal hifi into my daw.
What is the best sample rate etc... to get the most out of Tidal's quality?
16/44.1 or 24/48?
I read hifi is 16/44.1. So what happens if I record on 24/48? does it compromise the sound quality even though one might think it's 'better' because 24/48 are higher numbers?
Thanks?
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Re: Recording sample rate Tidal

Postby James Perrett » Mon May 31, 2021 6:57 pm

Use digital loopback and record at the original sample rate and bit depth (which is probably 44.1kHz and 16 bit). That way you end up with an accurate copy of the data stream that Tidal is sending out.

Recording at a higher sample rate involves a sample rate conversion step but it won't give you any extra information. Recording at 24 bits will just give you a bigger file - a third of which will be all zeros.
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Re: Recording sample rate Tidal

Postby Guitarking » Mon May 31, 2021 7:34 pm

thank you!
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