On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 02:39:17PM -0800, Len Ovens wrote:
> To change things to 48k you would have to do that outside of ardour. I
You must be using a *really* crap resampling app if you get that
sort of effects.
If you import the tracks in Ardour with resampling, or if you
use sndfile-resample, the work is done by Erik's libsamplerate.
This uses (double precision) floating point to maintain the
filter phase, and that will indeed lead to accumulating roundoff
errors. But in practice these are *absolutely insignificant*.
I actually did the test, checking the timing after 10 hours
of resampling from 44.1 to 48 kHz. Within the precision of
the test (around 1 millionth of a sample, 25 picoseconds)
there was *zero* error.
And if you use zresample the problem doesn't exist by design,
as it uses only rational arithmetic (i.e. all integers) to do
the same calculations.
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