I am using Ardour 5.12.0 from kxstudio repos. I have been recording with 32bit float, 48khz because this was recommended to me and/or was default.
I’ve recently read in various sources that my audio interface (Behringer UM2) only does 16bit. The Behringer website doesn’t give bit depth specs. I’ve not had any errors recording at 32 bit but have I just been wasting hard drive space? Is the bit depth a hardware of software thing ie could the um2 drivers be updated to allow 32bit?
I’m very confused, should I just change to using 16bit and get exactly the same result with much smaller file size?
Thanks in advance