programmingisfun

Hey, I was just wondering, I am making a game; will a microphone that records at up to 16000 hz provide speaking clear enough for a game, or will it sound at all moughled   If it is extremely clear, how is it that I play a sound on directsound or directmusic that isn't at a standard hz, such as 22050, or 44100   If that isn't extremely clear (clarity wise), could you point me to a relatively cheap headset that is, and tell me how to play a not standard hz sound please thanks for your help.



Re: Game Technologies: General 16000 hz

Digital Mind

yes, your mic will provide a good sound (many people doesn't hear frequences above 16khz)...if you want to add high harmonics to your sound try with an exciter...if you need one I can give you the links to free ones (but they need a software for audio processing). I don't understand the second question...please explain it.





Re: Game Technologies: General 16000 hz

programmingisfun

ok, sorry if i was unclear, I was confused.  How can I find the sampling rate of a specific song   By the way, I'm not that knowledgable about sound, what are high harmonics Also, why would I need them, and whats an exicter thanks again.



Re: Game Technologies: General 16000 hz

Flavious

You sound like a musician or a recording engineer

Did you mean exciter





Re: Game Technologies: General 16000 hz

programmingisfun

sorry, I did mean exciter. Do I really sound like a musician



Re: Game Technologies: General 16000 hz

Digital Mind

An exciter is an audio effect that creates harmonics (frequences)

adding high harmonics means adding high frequences to a sound. If your mic has a frequency response up to 16000hz with an exciter you can add frequences higher than 16khz to add a bit of clarity to your sound. Anyway 16khz should be good...

For the second question: a wave file can have a sampling rate at 22050, 44100, 48000 hz ecc.
the sampling rate affects the quality of the sound. Higher sampling rate = higher quality

You should use 44100hz for your purpose (audio cd quality). But DO NOT use 22050hz!

Ask me if you still have doubts!





Re: Game Technologies: General 16000 hz

programmingisfun

Thanks. How would I go about recording at 44100 with an exciter also, could you point me to one One other thing: This sounds like it is sort of like overclocking a cpu from what I understand , (or am I totally wrong on this ), which would mean that it would create the possibility of burning out the mic thanks again :)