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The Law of Sampling

788 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2008 9:05 AM by xs4is RSS
SteveDjokes Level 2 Level 2 (370 points)
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Feb 8, 2008 8:41 AM
There was a pretty cool thread started a few days ago about sampling rates...

Here's some information to those of you who care to read
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  • noeqplease Level 4 Level 4 (3,580 points)
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    Feb 8, 2008 9:05 AM (in response to SteveDjokes)
    Thanks Steve,

    Very informative.

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  • Band On The Run Level 3 Level 3 (505 points)
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    Feb 9, 2008 8:25 AM (in response to SteveDjokes)
    There's an article this month is SOS as well which dispels many of the myths associated with sampling rates and aliasing (mirroring). If you have subscription I highly recommend you read it.

    (Not to start and argument but it seems aliasing is guarded against with a brickwall filter which makes it impossible for higher frequencies to drop in on you when using 44.1 )
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  • Bee Jay Level 6 Level 6 (10,895 points)
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    Feb 9, 2008 8:56 AM (in response to Band On The Run)
    +1 - Hugh Robjohns does excellent articles and this is a must read for anyone strugling to understand some of these concepts.

    And yes - to avoid aliasing, you must make sure none of the input frequencies are higher than the Nyquist limit. This is done with a filter, and at 44KHz sampling rates the filter has to be very steep, to avoid filtering out to much wanted audio, but steep enough to remove any potential aliasing frequencies. Very steep filters are difficult to make.

    At higher sample rates, the filters do not need to be so steep, as there is a larger range between regular wanted frequencies (say to 20KHz) and the Nyquist limit.
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  • xs4is Level 4 Level 4 (2,800 points)
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    Feb 9, 2008 9:05 AM (in response to SteveDjokes)
    I always thought the law of sampling was to spit.

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