Audacity Sample Rates and Bit Depth

Let’s talk Audacity sample rates and bit depth. What is a sample rate? What am I sampling and why? What is bit depth? What’s the relationship between sample rate and bit depth? Why are there sample rates displayed in each track and a project sample rate in the lower left corner of the screen? What’s the difference and do they have to match? Where do I set the default sample rate in Audacity?

Contents:

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:15 – Digital and Analog
  • 00:48 – Digital Waveforms
  • 01:10 – Analog to Digital Conversion
  • 02:46 – Topics: Sample Rate and Bit Depth
  • 03:10 – Track Sample Rates and Project Sample Rate
  • 03:59 – What Is a Sample Rate?
  • 05:17 – Project Sample Rate
  • 05:51 – Three Examples of Different Project Rates
  • 08:55 – What is Bit Depth?
  • 12:07 – Changing Track Sample Rates
  • 13:05 – Project Sample Rate for ACX Audiobooks
  • 14:13 – How to Set The Default Project Sample Rate
  • 15:44 – Sample Rate Conversion Settings in Audacity
  • 17:49 – Recap
  • 18:06 – MP3 Export for ACX
  • 19:41 – What is MP3 Bit Rate?
  • 20:23 – Wrap-up and Video Courses I Teach

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