Understanding sample rate


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Understanding sample rate

When talking about digital audio, another important term to understand is sample rate. Sound is a continuous entity or wave. When we capture audio digitally--which is what we're doing when we record into a computer--we're not really capturing every single moment of the sound. What we're doing is capturing samples of the sound. Just as a video camera doesn't capture every single moment of motion, it captures frames. But it captures enough frames per second--generally 24 to 30 frames per second--that when those images are played in sequence, we have the illusion of motion. So, when you digitally recorded a sound, the frames in this case are called samples.

The more Samples you can collect per second, the more accurate the sound will sound when you play it back. The speed at which these samples are collected is called sample rate. For example, the standard sample rate of a standard music CD is 44,100 hertz, or 44.1 Kilohertz. That means that for every second of music, what you&#...

Understanding sample rate
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Understanding sample rate provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the Audition CS6 Essential Training

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