The AudioFile: basics of uncompressed digital audio

Have you every wondered what bit and sample rates meant in digital audio? Ars has a nice write up explaining the basics of digital audio in family friendly terms.

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These two factors—the number of measurements per second, or sample rate, and the precision of the measurements, or bit depth—determine the basic quality of an uncompressed audio file. By examining them more closely, we’ll start to see some more interesting implications for digital audio.