Should I record 32-bit or 24-bit float?
So, by all means, work on and store ongoing mix projects in a 32-bit floating-point (or higher) format — most DAWs do that anyway by default. But for taking finished mixes to a mastering house (or for sending out as auditioning files) a fixed 24-bit word-length WAV file is the most universally acceptable format.
Is it worth recording in 24-bit?
24-bit dynamic range gives us more headroom for peaks so you don’t risk clipping and a greater separation between the recorded audio and the noise floor. When we readjust audio levels in post production, there will be more latitude with less probability of artifacts, as long as our editing software supports it.
Is it better to record audio at a higher bit depth?
A higher bit recording is going to record more information about the sound, therefore much more accurate representation. A higher bit depth also has an “unpractical” ability to record quieter sound source without getting those sound lost in the noise floor.
Is 32-bit or 24 bit better?
To be honest, not really. The only real benefit of 32-bit audio is the added headroom when it comes to editing. While you get less distortion with 32-bit audio, you have enough headroom with 24-bit audio with room to spare. The differences between bit depths are inaudible and not really worth the hype.
Is 32-bit audio good?
For ultra-high-dynamic-range recording, 32-bit float is an ideal recording format. The primary benefit of these files is their ability to record signals exceeding 0 dBFS. There is in fact so much headroom that from a fidelity standpoint, it doesn’t matter where gains are set while recording.
Is 32 bit audio good?
Can you hear 24-bit audio?
In the human auditory system, the threshold of hearing is 0dB SPL, whilst the threshold of pain is around 120dB SPL. As such, the 144dB of dynamic range that 24 bit offers is already high enough to capture sounds lower than we can hear and louder than we can tolerate.
Is 16bit Better than 24bit?
Yes, you read that correctly: a 24-bit recording has 256 times the number of amplitude steps as a 16-bit recording. The more bits and/or the higher the sampling rate used in quantization, the higher the theoretical resolution.