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Walter Sear Re: Looperlative LP1 - sample rate

As the great engineer Walter Sear says: "people's hearing cuts off at
20K...ride the subway? 15K"
(This has been a paraphrase, albeit a faithful one ;-)

> [Original Message]
> From: Ronan Chris Murphy <looper@venetowest.com>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 12/15/2005 12:57:47 AM
> Subject: Re: Looperlative LP1 - sample rate
> > Well, I'd definitely be interested in less sample/loop time to secure 
> > higher
> > sampling rates up to 192kbps!  From what I read, the Looperlative has 
> > lots
> > of memory. I imagine heat and power consumption may become issues...
> I think you might be confusing straight PCM digital audio sample rates 
> and MP3 conversion rates. The current sample rate of Looperlative is 
> 48k (48,000 samples per second) which is already higher than a 
> commercial CD (although I would vote for it being the same a commercial 
> CD). This in theory should reproduce frequencies up to 24 kilohertz 
> already. To put that into some perspective most guitar cabinets start 
> to roll off around 8k. Ignoring for the valid arguments about bone 
> conduction etc, its pretty safe to say that any guy that has been in a 
> rock band for a few years do not hear much about 15k, and even those of 
> us that have taken pretty good care of our ears do not really hear much 
> about 20k, if even that.
> A sampling rate of 192k would reproduce frequencies up to about 96k,  
> beyond what a dog could hear. as a live performance tool I would gladly 
> take the extra time ('cuase I am one of those long droney loopers ;-)
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