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I am using Switch Sound File Converter Plus v1.42 and note that "conversion options" do not allow for resolutions greater than 96000kHz. Is there any way around this limitation so that a 192kHz aiff could be converted to wav with no loss of resolution?

 

Let's hear it from one of you knowledgeable, helpful folks here in this forum. It is my understanding that a befuddled novice user who does not wish to pay for direct technical support from NCH is supposed to be able to get an answer to a technical question like this by posting it in the appropriate NCH forum (this is the appropriate forum for this question) and then wait for an answer.

 

And wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait........ :-)

 

So who out there in that vast army of "lurkers" is going to step up to the plate now and give poor Richard a credible answer for his Almanac?

 

Anyone?

 

Anyone at all?

 

 

gooroo

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Guest MichaelJee

Hi,

 

A 192kHz sample rate is fairly high and well outside the needs of the regular user. Going by the Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem, (or common sense IMO) 96kHz will still accurately reproduce a 48kHz frequency; almost double the average human hearing ceiling.

 

As with most things, if there’s a reasonable interest, we’ll looking into what’s required to add the feature.

 

You do seem to have a real affinity, and a lot of spare time for this forum Gooroo– thanks mate :mellow:

 

Thanks

M

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Hi,

 

A 192kHz sample rate is fairly high and well outside the needs of the regular user. Going by the Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem, (or common sense IMO) 96kHz will still accurately reproduce a 48kHz frequency; almost double the average human hearing ceiling.

 

As with most things, if there’s a reasonable interest, we’ll looking into what’s required to add the feature.

 

You do seem to have a real affinity, and a lot of spare time for this forum Gooroo– thanks mate :mellow:

 

Thanks

M

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Perhaps Richard can hear frequencies as high as 96khz!! Either this or else he might not (perish the thought) understand the Nyquist Shannon sampling theorem. However, I suspect that it is the latter rather than the former. Surely the problem here is not a lack of common sense :-).

 

But more to the point, perhaps Richard should be asked the source of this 192khz aif file.

 

 

 

gooroo

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  • 4 years later...
Guest N C H_TM

Hi justcruzing, sample rates can range anywhere from 6 kHz to 96 kHz, and bit depth can range from 8 bits to 32 bits (floating point).

 

With sample rate you can have WavePad prompt you to select a sample rate for each new file, or you can specify a default value. To make these selections go to Tools > Options and under the General tab you'll see the options to control this.

 

For bit depth (and encoding method) this is done when saving a file. After specifying a file name, a window will pop up titled Wave Settings. On the Settings drop down select Custom and you'll be able to select the encoding method including PCM, and you'll also be able to select bit depth and whether you want the saved file as Mono or Stereo.

 

Hope that helps. If you have any problems using WavePad you can always contact our support team at http://www.nch.com.au/support/supportcontact.html?software=WavePad

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As owner of a recording company and cd label i can confirm that we are recording our classical music mostly chamber music, with the highest possible sample rate.

All editing will be done at the same sample rate now adays 96 or 192 kHz.

On our website you can buy the physical cd but also downloads. On this moment we are using Switch to convert files and it would be nice if there will be 192 kHz available.

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