Vinyl -> Digital 2010-12-13 01:23:18 After a bit of searching, I failed to find any specific answers, so I hope I'm not repeating a commonly-asked question. I'm planning to make digital recordings from vinyl by using the line-in jack on my PC with a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card. I was planning to use Audacity to do the recording, and I was wondering if there is any real purpose to using 24 bit and/or a high sample rate like 88,200 or 96,000 Hz when originally recording. The final destination will be typical 16 bit 44,100 Hz, but if I decide to try do do click/pop or noise removal, is there any benefit from doing such work at a higher quality and then reducing the sample rate and bit depth later, rather than doing all the manipulation at an initial setting of 16/44? The only topic on this subject that I found was this one:http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=61758Also, Audacity allows you to record with 32 bit float as well, but I'm quite sure that my sound card doesn't support it. Is there any way to verify that the sound card actually does output 24 bit when you're recording at that depth? If there is, I haven't found any way to configure it, except in the media player supplied by Creative, which allows you to select the bit depth for recording (but presumably only for it, not for other programs like Audacity). Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.