How to get maximum performance from portable digital recorder? 2017-07-27 14:10:19 I recently acquired a hand-held stereo linear PCM recorder for the purpose of recording different pipe organs. The recorder allows bit depths of 16 or 24 and sample rates of 44100, 48000 or 96000.Having watched the primer videos at xiph.org I know that there is no obvious advantage in distributing files with greater bit depth or sample rate than 16/44100 for playback. I am also aware that on a portable device the effective bit depth of the recording will not come close to 24 bit. Storage space on the device is not an issue for me with the availability of cheap, high-capacity SD cards.My question is which combination of sample rate and bit depth settings are likely get the most out of what I assume is relatively common ADC hardware? For reference, the recorder is a TASCAM DR-05, which is a $100 device.