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Sampling Resolution

The maximum accuracy of each measurement taken of a waveform when creating an audio file.  An 8-bit sampling resolution can record 256 different values, while a 16-bit sampling resolution can record 65536 different values.  Sampling resolutions of 24-bit and 32-bit can record even more values. Therefore, the higher the sampling resolution, the more accurately the waveform will be converted from its natural analog form to the digital form required by computers because it has a higher dynamic range.  For best results, use at least 16-bit sampling resolution for audio files you want converted by intelliScore.  Incidentally, a sampling resolution of 16 bits is used when recording an audio CD.