Can anybody give me advice why the sound coming out of Sound Forge via analog outputs sounds good, while the sound routed through S/PDIF, as well as going into my cd burner, is mildly distorted and contains soft (but audible) clicking? Does it have something to do with sampling rate? I recorded the sound into SF through S/PDIF with both machines at 44.1 kHz. And now, when I try to take it out again, there is this clicking even if I turn the external recorder on 48 kHz, while the analog is still fine, without any clicking and distortion.
The SF manual talks about the clicking in terms of data access (during playing or recording), but why I would not hear it from analog outputs too?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.