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What difference do bit depth and sample rate make? – Question of the Day

On a basic level, the higher the bit depth and sample rate of an audio interface, the better the sound quality. A good analogy is with digital photos – a low resolution leads to a more grainy and less clear image. The same is true of audio – low bit depth and sample rate lead to a grainy and less clear sound, meaning it is difficult or impossible to hear the subtle nuances that make a great recording pleasurable to listen to.

Furthermore, the higher the bit depth and sample rate that you record at, the more “future-proof” your recordings will be; as consumer hi-fi equipment improves in quality, your productions will not be left behind.

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Dawsons Music is delighted to announce that the Red Dog Music brand is now part of the Dawsons family. This is an exciting opportunity to bring both communities together and create a stronger, wider network of people passionate about music gear. We both share a common heritage to support musicians throughout the UK and Dawsons want to support Red Dog Music customers in their continued musical journey.

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