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How do I use 192 kHz on the Firefly units?
Posted by Rick Shao on 16 November 2015 06:27 AM

Unfortunately Cubase LE doesn't support sampling rates more than 96 kHz. Nuendo is Steinberg's program that supports such high sampling rates, though there are a lot of other programs that support it such as SONAR, Sound Forge, Logic, Audacity and even Pro Tools 9. You'll need a suitable program to handle that side of it.

As for the actual Firefly side of things, in the case of the Firefly 808, you will need to select S/PDIF as the I/O mode in the mixing software. The mixing software is in the driver's setup files, you just need to install "AudioMixer_FF808.exe". There are different digital I/O modes available in this software, like S/PDIF, ADAT, SMUX and such. You can select S/PDIF for this option, and the sampling rates of 176.4 and 192 kHz will be available. However, if your software can't handle the sampling rate, that part will need to be sorted out also - as mentioned in the first paragraph.

It may also be worth mentioning that for normal professional recordings, 192 kHz isn't typically necessary, or even desirable because of the large amount of storage space required. Most people use 96 kHz, with many still going at 44.1kHz. Of course this will often come down to personal preference.

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