Sampling rate

From Hydrogenaudio Knowledgebase
Jump to: navigation, search

In digital audio, an analog continuous wave is "sampled" to discrete values. The sampling happens many times per second. In 16bit audio these discrete sample values represent values between -32768 and 32767. Each sample value represents the Amplitude value of the wave at that specific point.

Samples per second defines the sampling rate. © Graham Mitchell - Vorbis intro