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Confused about mixer sampling and bit depth

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asked Jul 20 in AR Hybrid USB Mixers by morgancase (250 points)
When I adjust the sample rate and bit depth for the mixer using Universal Control, what exactly am I adjusting?  Is this the rate/depth recorded on the SD card?  Is it the rate/depth sent to the DAW?  is it something else?

And does the rate/depth have to match the rate/depth on the DAW or does the DAW communicate its rate/depth settings to the mixer?

is the DAW or the mixer the digital clock?

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answered Aug 2 by Michael Martin (61,260 points)
 
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Read through our Learn article below regarding Sampe Rate's and bit depth:

https://www.presonus.com/learn/technical-articles/Sample-Rate-and-Bit-Depth

The AR mixers SD Card records at 44.1 kHz 24 bit. This is fixed.

The USB Driver for the AR mixer determines the Sample Rate for the OS / DAW, as the driver communicates this information to the software from the Audio Device.

In this case, the Driver / Device is the Clock Master. The DAW / Software will never be the Clock Source, only the Audio Device Hardware since it is handling the A/D to D/A conversions for the software.

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