What sample rate should I be using for measurements? Karl Steinmanis Updated November 18, 2019 21:02 Follow Make sure your sample rate is set to 44.1 kHz. Related articles Can I measure a setup with a subwoofer? Can I calibrate multiple sets of speakers? Where should I hold the microphone if I have 3-way speakers? Selecting output device on Reference 4 Measure app Systemwide audio playback engine failed to start Comments 14 comments Sort by Date Votes Roygertel123 April 12, 2017 10:29 But I can change the sample rate after the measurements to whatever I want, right ? I'm working in my DAW ad 48 khz & my audio card outside the DAW also always on 48 khz. 0 Comment actions Permalink Indriķis April 12, 2017 13:27 Hi, Correct, once the measurements are done, you can set your sample rate to any value you wish. 44.1 kHz sample rate is necessary only for the measurement process, Reference 3 plugin will work at any common sample rate. 1 Comment actions Permalink Roygertel123 April 12, 2017 16:34 Thanks ! U always answer so fast, it's great ! 0 Comment actions Permalink Matīss December 29, 2017 06:50 Sam - please try to check your audio interface's sample rate settings in Windows Sound options, for both recording and playback. We've seen Windows set 48kHz or any other sample rate (even 32kHz) explicitly, without any notification about it to the user. Head over to: Sound->Playback Devices-> <your audio device main output> ->Properties->Supported Formats and/or Advanced Sound->Recording Devices-> <your audio device main output> ->Properties->Supported Formats and/or Advanced Make sure that the sample rate is 44.1kHz in every step there. In Supported Formats, I'd even suggest to un-check every box besides the 44.1kHz. 0 Comment actions Permalink Werner Enzensberger April 05, 2018 09:49 (Edited April 05, 2018 09:50) I have a Interface (allen&heath Qu32) - it works only in 48kHz - I wish an update to calibrate in 48kHz, is it a Problem - who works in 48kHz in this time ;) Or can I calibrate the room with my onboard Card too and it doesen't matter later what Interface I plug in ? 1 Comment actions Permalink Paul Wickham December 11, 2018 14:43 I have the same problem and I see there is no solution posted... 1 Comment actions Permalink Arild Andersen January 04, 2019 10:52 Same here. I have the Allen&Heat Qu-Pac mixer/audio interface and it´s locked at 48 kHz. What do I do? Is it ok to use another soundcard just for the calibration process? 0 Comment actions Permalink Andrejs February 10, 2019 20:18 (Edited February 10, 2019 20:20) Hi, Yes, you can borrow an audio interface that works in 44.1 kHz to do the measurements (takes about 25 min) and then continue using your current setup after you have created a profile for your speakers. 0 Comment actions Permalink Werner Enzensberger February 12, 2019 16:49 What is the problem, to messure in 48kHz - why is it not possible - or in other Samplerates ? 48kHz is now almost standard 1 Comment actions Permalink Kārlis Stenders February 25, 2019 13:39 Hi Werner, The Measure app is designed to locate the mic in the room in real time - it's an essential part of the measurement process and it only works with 44.1k, as the locating signals are designed to work with that particular sample rate setting. 0 Comment actions Permalink Robin April 19, 2019 14:13 This is poor. I also have an Allen and Heath QU24 which is fixed at 48KHz. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR ALGORITHMS TO BE ABLE TO WORK AT 48KHz TOO! I am frustrated by this and it is not expected. 1 Comment actions Permalink Christoph Bäurle May 06, 2019 11:00 Please switch to 48/96 khz as most Systems run on those frequencies. I have an active Speaker System with a digital crossover that only runs on 48/96 khz. Most modern digital mixing consoles are also using these frequencies. As most interfaces are easily capable of multi usage of sampling rates it would make sense to run your measurement sw on a frequency that is usable for all kinds of setups. Also the lack of a simple input of the distance between speakers is a problem. if the measurement isn't working in this particular case there should be a workaround to fill in the distance manually because it is already possible to edit it in a small range. Please change this 1 Comment actions Permalink Robin May 07, 2019 16:19 Perfect solution. Cristoph for the WIN! 0 Comment actions Permalink Robin August 11, 2019 10:43 Still no fix. If the algorithms only work at 44.1KHz, then build in an internal sample rate converter to knock it down to 44.1KHz, Do the analysis then up-sample it to 48KHz on the way out. My DAW does all of this internally without breaking a sweat, please get Measure to do the same so that I can actually use the software I've paid for :( 0 Comment actions Permalink Please sign in to leave a comment.