I tried to understand the difference between 44.1khz and 48khz and its just not sinking in. So my question is: Is there a difference between both of them as far as quality goes? Or is it a compatibility thing.
From what I have read 44.1khz is what most people use at home and 48khz is what most studios use. If this is not correct please feel free to educate me because I really don't understand sample rate.
Most music professionals are working at 96k.
Video work is 48k.
You're going to launch a religious war if you ask about "quality".
But most of us, actual professional engineers, find that not only do the vast majority of A-D convertors sound "better" at the higher sample rate but that in the ox processing (especially demanding processes such as pitch and time shift) sound and work far better.
No matter what you want to believe or determine for yourself about small rates, one thing for sure is I'm going to work at the rate that I want and not let any piece of hardware dictate to me.
Bottom line is the Kemper sounds great taken into my records as an analogue source.
And by doing that I don't have to worry, or even think, about clocking or sample rate issues.
The funny thing to me is that the same people arguing that "you can't hear the difference between sample rates" are the ones arguing that "you can hear how much better it sounds being taken in SPDIF digitally"