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Re: Looperlative LP1 - sample rate

What originally prompted the thought is knowing what a difference 196K
converters used in Pacific Microsonics HDCD mastering decks make to music
that was originally recorded at lower sampling rates.  The extra "space" 
room between the instruments is really quite amazing.

One thing that has become clear to me from all the very interesting dialog
about sampling rates - the higher the sampling rate, the greater the
fidelity.  Now we know why.

This is why I am encouraging the use of higher sampling rates on the LP1, 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ronan Chris Murphy" <looper@venetowest.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 12:57 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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