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Re: Looperlative LP1 - sample rate

Then there's the whole argument of higher frequencies not being perceived by the human ear
and yet still being perceived somehow... Same with extra low frequencies. Can we hear below 20
Hz? Probably not. Can we perceive below 20 Hz? Hell yes.

True. We can absolutely perceive below 20Hz, I live in LA, and we sure as hell feel earthquakes! I am actually in the camp that believes that there is important stuff happening above 20k. There were some test (that I was not involved with) where they switched between sine and square waves of about 15K, the difference between these two would be the addition of an additional frequency well above 20K and the subjects could here the difference. Scientist are not sure why this is the case. It could be bone conduction (basically our skull shaking) or intermodulation, meaning the high frequency changes the lower one or maybe we can just actually hear that high stuff some how.

But how that applies to a looping instrument, I am not sure there is great value in a super high sample rate looper at this point. If you have any other digital device in your signal chain, you will have chopped off all that high end stuff first time you hit a digital box or foot pedal.
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