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POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:15 pm
by DaveDaveDave
I for one am not very happy with Cubase 6, and I'm eagerly awaiting the update. I happen to be using it at 48khz and 96khz. Everytime I look to see if anyone else has experienced a bug with Timewarp, audiowarp, variaudio, midi-timing, it *seems to me* that they're also using some other sample rate besides 44.1khz. I'd bet that if I was using 44.1khz, I'd be a happy camper - but I want to know... is there a correlation?

Chime in!

Dave

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:16 pm
by DaveDaveDave
unhappy/ 48khz and 96khz

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:25 pm
by guitargod414
44.1
pretty happy thus far. no big issues other than some crashing at first when i had Novation Automap installed. removed that and its been pretty stable.
i never really understood using 48khz or 96khz unless you are using the tracks with video. in fact, my audio engineering school basically recommended against it (granted that was like 2003). the basic reasoning at the time (when CD's were still king, although mp3's were growing quickly), is that if you were going to export to 44.1 for a CD or common .wav (for compatablity), the math the computer had to do to divide from 48 to 44.1 is fairly intense. 44.1 or 88.2 made a lot more sense in that reguard (divide by 2).
i have done many blind tests with several people and no one could really tell the difference. but hey, to each their own. if you think its better, go with it!

cheers,
dean

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:29 pm
by Sheldy13
I'm a happy noob: 44.1 (I mainly use 44.1 because of all the problems I've heard about it)

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:33 pm
by sturgeon
Not happy with several 96kHz related issues.

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:44 pm
by NorthWood MediaWorks
You guys need to learn how to make your messages into a proper poll (look near the bottom of the message editor)! ;)

So far, I am happy, only had C6 for about one month however, and limited time to really dig in. Lanes and Elastic are cool.

I prefer 96k, but depending on what the project is all about, less. I get the lowest latency at 96 of course.

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:58 pm
by michael
not happy
48khz
was going for a 64bit version,since the vstbridge is CRAP Im back to old 32bit version on a 64bit system...
not happy

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:18 pm
by crofter
44.1, happy, don't see the point in using anything else.

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:36 pm
by Tomateck
crofter wrote:44.1, happy, don't see the point in using anything else.
+1

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:48 pm
by andyjh
All OK here at 44.1KHz,

my output only ever goes to CD (and mp3), so no need for anything other than 44.1KHz for me.

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:15 am
by matjones
Happy @ 44.1.. not happy @48/96 though! we use different rates for different jobs here so a bit of a mixed bag!

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:58 am
by Conman
Anything other than 44.1 has been throwing up problems for years. All 5 of my systems have been happy with that.
When you run other than 44.1 I guess you really have to look at the soundcard settings so it's all in a line.
Some cards can be really picky. Also when you do find a problem look at the soundcard forums to see if yours has issues that you may not have seen here.

And do you really need 48 or 96 etc? They certainly don't sound any better or if they do sound better it's negligible. My amp goes to 11 and it's always blowing up.

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:41 pm
by DaveDaveDave
Conman wrote:And do you really need 48 or 96 etc?
Yes, some people do. Film for instance...

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:39 pm
by Audiocave
DaveDaveDave wrote:Yes, some people do. Film for instance...
Not to mention people just handing you projects that were not recorded at 44.1. Some people seem to forget that in some cases Cubase is being used in actual commercial studios and that their own personal preferences for pop tunes or sample rates at home don't play into the larger picture of what someone else may demand.

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:06 pm
by johngar
I run at 48k. Happy.
I don't use variaudio, so...
I use midi in almost every project, no problems.

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:07 pm
by DaveDaveDave
bump

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:00 pm
by Guest
Still on C5 but have tuned my system fairly well to run @ 48 khz 24bit.

Will not be updating until 5.53 is a reality, as I am weighing my options to purchase artist prior to upgrading cubase.

(would love nuendo but that's another matter)

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:21 pm
by JohnOnKeyz
Happy @ 48Khz and very stable.
It's all my StudioLive will give me anyway. But I've been using this rate for years without problems.

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:02 pm
by Guest
It's the sample rate I most often use so I can empathize with others here and their issues and as pointed out by Mr Washington, tracking at 96Khz and dithering down in the pool is something I do when reworking (midi) drums.

Oh and where is this poll BTW :?:

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:26 pm
by Guest
+1 44.1khz

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:06 am
by Guest
Considering Windows defaults to 48Khz (when it works) you'd think that would now be the *standard*.

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:34 am
by Mauri
Brains wrote:It's the sample rate I most often use so I can empathize with others here and their issues and as pointed out by Mr Washington, tracking at 96Khz and dithering down in the pool is something I do when reworking (midi) drums.

Oh and where is this poll BTW :?:
Dithering is not used when converting sample rates, it is used as the last stage of processing when changing the bit rate.
Say, from 32bit or 24bit to 16bit to finalise a mix, usually at the mastering stage.

+ at 44.1KHz here.

Mauri.

Re: POLL: Happy/Unhappy AND what sample rate do you run at?

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:44 am
by Guest
Mauri wrote:
Brains wrote:It's the sample rate I most often use so I can empathize with others here and their issues and as pointed out by Mr Washington, tracking at 96Khz and dithering down in the pool is something I do when reworking (midi) drums.
Dithering is not used when converting sample rates, it is used as the last stage of processing when changing the bit rate.
Say, from 32bit or 24bit to 16bit to finalise a mix, usually at the mastering stage.
I don't notice too much of a difference when I downsample audio files in the pool but mostly like Dr Washinton I like to track at 96Khz and resample at 48Khz but I always stay in 24 bit.

So would I be right that only 16bit is possible using the CD format and the only way around it is to use DVD?