What’s bit depth? And how does it impact music?

What’s bit depth? And how does it impact music?

March 8, 2021 Off By OUHBsujLSQ

If you’ve started to get into audio, you’ve probably seen something called “bit depth.” The thing is… what the hell is it? Well, we’re here to help. First off, bit depth is one of two metrics involved in measuring the quality of a piece of digital music. The first of these is sampling rate. We’ve covered what this is here, but for a short summary it’s the number of “samples” taken per second from an analog sound wave to turn it digital. Think of it like the audio version of a TV’s frame rate: lots of individual points played one after to…

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