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Sample Rate

Sample rate is the frequency that audio is sampled per second.

For example, a sample rate of 44.1 kHz means that 44,100 samples of audio are recorded per second. All MOTU audio hardware deal with sampling rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz.

Some MOTU hardware, such as the 828mk2, UltraLite, 8pre, 2408mk3, and 24I/O also utilize sample rates of 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz. The HD192, 896HD, 896mk3, 828mk3, UltraLite-mk3, Traveler, Traveler-mk3, can use the sampling rates of 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz, in addition to 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz. Digital Performer can handle whichever sample rates your hardware is capable of.

When doing digital transfers between different devices it's important to make sure that both devices are at the same sampling rate.