question Sampling rates and Image-Line's FL Studio DAW

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Chenjerai

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What's the best sample rate to use in Image-Line's FL Studio DAW across the board, I mean either for recording, production, mixing, or mastering?
 
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A sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz is fine for ALL purposes because you can run multiple instances of 3rd party VST plug-ins with relative ease i.e. depending on how fast your computer is and which VST instruments or plug-ins effects you are using—don't forget oversampling too, whether you have it enabled on some plug-ins or not.

However, if you have enough processing power, run all FL Studio's projects at a 96 kHz sampling rate—your plug-ins will thank you for blessing them abundantly. On the other hand, 192,000 samples per second will make most VST plug-ins transform into little demonic goblins in pretty much all DAWs.

Thus, 192 kHz sampling frequency...

Sadzandiuraye

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96,000 samples per second that's the only true religion, anything else is completely wrong.

It's pure heresy not to use 96,000 Hz if you ask me—don't be tempted into bad religions. 😔
 

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Queen

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A sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz is fine for ALL purposes because you can run multiple instances of 3rd party VST plug-ins with relative ease i.e. depending on how fast your computer is and which VST instruments or plug-ins effects you are using—don't forget oversampling too, whether you have it enabled on some plug-ins or not.

However, if you have enough processing power, run all FL Studio's projects at a 96 kHz sampling rate—your plug-ins will thank you for blessing them abundantly. On the other hand, 192,000 samples per second will make most VST plug-ins transform into little demonic goblins in pretty much all DAWs.

Thus, 192 kHz sampling frequency it's a non-starter unless you are making one of those chopped and screwed records, then you don't have an option but to use high sampling rates otherwise you end up with garbage when you slow down stuff as much as other sound designers do as well.
 
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Scorpio

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Higher sampling rates do mean lower latency but at the cost of increased CPU usage.

Higher sampling rates mean fewer digital audio effects and that's a trade-off most people don't like even though higher sampling rates can actually improve the sound quality of some digital audio effects i.e. the issue of audio aliasing.

Higher sampling rates are good for aggressively stretching audio and the use of pitch shifters.
 
A disadvantage to using a sampling rate of 96 kHz is that not all VST plug-ins work properly. Many plug-ins especially those with old code but with a new updated modern GUI can only work up to 48 kHz without issues.
 

Tanonoka

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I mean when going from 96 kHz to 44.1 kHz using iZotope RX Resample.

Just so you know, there is no best setting for iZotope's RX Resample because of subjective tastes.

Some people don't like linear-phase so what they do is set iZotope RX Resample's pre-ringing to 0 (minimum-phase filter), some folks like mixed-phase and that's anywhere in between 0 and 1. Ah well, it's different strokes for different folks really.

But I'd recommend the following when doing SRC from 96,000 to 44,100 sampling frequency.

iZotope, Inc. RX Resample "parameter"iZotope, Inc. RX Resample "value"
New sampling rate44,100
Change tag onlyoff
Filter steepness32 (or 38)
Cutoff shift94 (or 93)
Pre-ringing1 (i.e. linear-phase filter)

Note: sometimes you have to turn on the "Post-limiter" to get rid of extra inter-sample peaks especially when you opt to use 0 (i.e. minimum-phase filter) as your pre-ringing setting.
 

Borrowdale Barron

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People at iZotope, Inc. need to standardize their products. 😑

For instance, if you are using Ozone Equalizer in Digital Mode, you have to open the Advanced Head-up Display and move the phase response slider to the right if you want to use minimum-phase.

Now, in RX Post Production Suite you quite frankly need to do the opposite by moving it to the left... make it make sense.
 
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Brother Enoch

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I've come to the conclusion that the sample rate does not matter. A good mix sounds great at 16bit/44.1khz while 96khz won't save a bad mix.
 
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