- Published in issue 10/1996 on page 30
Sampling rate converter
Although there are still dyed-in-the-wool sound technicians who swear by the good old analogue recording technology, most others, bitten by the digital audio recording bug, do not want to revert to analogue recording. They have experienced the pleasures of loss-free processing and copying of recordings at digital level. These pleasures turn to frustration, however, when they want to convert a DAT recording on to a CD. This cannot be done just like that because the two have different sampling frequencies: DAT 48 kHz, and CD 44.1 kHz. To overcome this difficulty, a converter as described in this article is required.