Been reading posts / articles on recording from LPs & other analog sources using various bit rates.
Some advanced? users suggest using 24 bit (or 32). I guess it depends on what you do w/ the wav files once recorded?
I have an X-Fi Titanium, so is capable of 24 bit, 96 KHz. Recording live music at these settings is one thing, but if recording off an LP, what is benefit of recording at settings higher than the source? If there is any benefit, in what circumstances would you be able to utilize the higher settings?
Along same line of thought, lots of encoding prgms will allow encoding some files - even same format - wav to wav (say, original source was 16 bit) at 24 or even 32 bit & much higher freq than orig. Is there any use in that? I briefly played w/ recording LPs at 24 & 32 bit & couldn't really tell any difference.
Recording from LPs - I'm not sure there'd be any benefit to higher than 16 bit. Also have some "HQ" reel to reel recordings I'd like to record / preserve in best possible way - for now, probably just using stereo. What if wanted to convert the LP / R-R digitized recordings to say, surround sound? Any benefit recording at higher bit / freq rate for that or other future scenarios?
Main concern is preserving these recordings from LP & possibly reel to reel, in best way for possible future changes in technology that may allow altering, better noise filtering - what ever. Right now, I'm just using stereo, but if wanted to convert to surround sound (for instance), etc. Would there be any value for that or other reasons, by recording the LPs / reel to reel now at higher than 16 bit / 44.1KHz? The R-Rs are already pretty old, so however I record them now, needs to be best possible way for anything in the future. They were recorded on about the highest quality tape available, on a high quality recorder at high fps.