I'm using an Audiophile 24/96 with Sonar 3. I'm able to set the default audio type to 24bit but when I set the driver bit depth to 24 and hit the record button, it sits there for a moment and then gives me the "Audio stopped" message. If I set the audio driver to 16 bit it works fine. So the question is, does it matter?
1. If the driver bit depth is 16 but the "Default settings for new projects File bit depth" is 24, what is it actually recording, 24 or 16?
2. When I play what was recorded, what bit depth am I hearing played back? Does the setting matter in that case?
A seperate question...what happens when you play a 24 bit file in media player but your card is just an old SBLive that doesn't have 24 bit capability? Is it still playing back as 24 bit or is it converting it to 16 as it plays?