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When it comes to your music, you want Quality over Quantity. But how do you measure the quality? Let’s find out…
Audio come in several different shapes and sizes. Bit Depth is one of the more important sizes – It determines how much dynamic range you can get from your audio.
Don’t confuse it with Bit Rate; they are two different things – Time for an analogy. If you have a river (Okay, not many people can relate to actually owning a river, but you can pretend you are horrendously rich so you can afford to buy one to understand this concept better. It’s fun, right?) the bit depth would be the depth of the river – how much water it is capable of holding, while the bit rate would be how fast the water can flow through a section of the river in a second.
But yes – for this article I’ll explain about bit depth and why it’s useful to know about it.
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