Tone Deft wrote:
strive to use fewer effects than looking for ways to use them. this is more important when you're still learning.
thanks! an ethos I picked up from you.
props for taking time on this one.
d3d0 - in the bigger picture this is what's happening...
you're learning about audio's quirks and errors. at first we freak out about those imperfections then over time we learn that those imperfections don't matter. along the way we start to learn about what does matter, like proper gain staging, overloading frequencies, phase issues etc. all your current questions come down to 'it just doesn't matter.' I was there once too, we all were.
you can read about how one sample rate captures audio differently than another but you're not gonna hear it, not any sample rate over 44.1kHz. the touchy part of sample rates are SRC, sample rate conversion. when using samples of various sample rates in a Live set they have to be converted to the same sample rate. it's not a big problem but when talking about sample rates, that's about all there is to it. it also affects latency but that's not an audio quality thing.
you should visit Tarekith's site and read his essays, then you'll get an idea of the landscape of problems that you should worry about with music production.
ultimately, there are no big problems in this area.
I gotta log out and get some guitar playing time in.
hth, don't overthink things.
I agree with all of this. I'm just bored of writing "its music, just listen and trust your judgement"