48,000 Hz Retroactively?

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48,000 Hz Retroactively?

Post by ReganO » Fri Mar 10, 2023 2:45 pm

Hey All,

I'm a newbie and it's my first time posting - so be gentle.

When using GarageBand, can I retroactively apply 48,000 Hz (using Audio MIDI set-up, of course) to my project if I forgot to apply it initially. This is a project in-the-works; I'd rather not have to cut and paste everything into a new project just to make the correction.

10Q,

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Re: 48,000 Hz Retroactively?

Post by gitanosoy » Fri Mar 10, 2023 8:12 pm

Well yes and no. Of course you are able but shouldn't. I t will not sound as good, you loose a little of the high frequencies and transient in the wave file. It's like taking a photo from a 1080 p format and rendering it out to 8k, yes the app will but results will be terrible.

You can render down from a 48Htz to 44.1 or mp3 but not good the other way around for those who have supersonic BAT ears and can hear the difference.

That is why libraries that master the tracks themselves will say "if you have already recorded in 44.1 K do not render to 48 k we will take care of it"

I have gathered this info from other professionals and youtube just in case others disagree .

Hope this helps
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Re: 48,000 Hz Retroactively?

Post by cosmicdolphin » Sat Mar 11, 2023 2:28 am

If the Project is 44.1k and a Publisher is asking for 48k then just set it to that when you do the final file export - It will be fine as there really isn't much if any audible difference. Don't sweat it.

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Re: 48,000 Hz Retroactively?

Post by Casey H » Sat Mar 11, 2023 6:24 am

I convert 44.1K wav/aif to 48K wav/aif all the time and there is no audible difference to mortal ears. Over the years (too numerous to mention!), many times I've been given a 44.1K from a producer and then a library asks for 48K. I convert and it's fine.

What you shouldn't do is convert an mp3 to wav/aif since once the audio is compressed to mp3, you can never get the lost info back.

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Re: 48,000 Hz Retroactively?

Post by ReganO » Mon Mar 13, 2023 11:53 am

Thanks All!

I'll try the "convert it when exporting" option.

I really appreciate it! :)

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