I have a 24 bit/192 khz audio card with Sonar 4 producer that operates in the full bandwidth of my sound card.
I can choose to operate Sonar 4 in 16 bit mode or 24 bit mode. Which mode should I use with GPO? I have Pentium 4 3Ghz with 1 GB Ram & 40 gig hard drive with all the latest updates of GPO and Sonar.
It seems to work fine in 24 bit/192khz mode-am I getting the full quality or is it being upsampled to 24 bit? My goal is for CD output, but it would be nice to have 24 bit master files on the computer for future output. Sonar does downconvert 24 bit to 16 bit with a special POW-r resampler. Of course, the sound quality drops in the conversion, even if ever so slightly.
I was wondering what are the samples of GPO - is it 16bit 44.1 khz? I must say it certainly does not sound like 16bit 44.1 khz - it sounds better, so I suspect that GPO must be using higher quality samples.
Thanks for any advice!