[PlanetCCRMA] soundblaster live resampling?

Mark Knecht Mark Knecht <markknecht@gmail.com>
Wed Feb 9 14:00:02 2005

On Wed, 9 Feb 2005 15:33:47 -0600 (CST), wayne
<mrgirmm@radioactivecatfish.com> wrote:
> ahoy all.
>   im trying to setup a planet box that has an old pci soundblaster live...
>  according to the alsa soundcard matrix, this card has its "Output
> always resampled to 48khz" ...  is this a bad thing?  im definitely a
> newbie with audio technical stuff, sorry for the dumb question..
> also, anyone using this card and getting good results for recording live
> audio and midi?  i was looking into a firewire audio interface, but after
> looking through the archives, looks like they are not supoprted by alsa...
> thanks for all the help and time and software...
> wayne

   A good test for you would be to play a CD and listen to the sound.
CDs are always 44.1K. If the card resamples to 48K then you'll hear
what it sounds like. If that's OK for you then it's OK.

   As far as recording at 48K that fine, and maybe even preferred by
some. However, keep in mind that when you decide to burn a CD your
recorded sounce material will be in 48K and you'll have to resample
down to 44.1K to make the CD and then resample back up to 48K to
listen to the CD. You'll be able to listen to the recorded source at
48K anytime.

   As you can probably tell it's far nicer to have a card that can
change frequencies.