There are well known problems with several of the Audigy cards on Linux
I have no problems with Audigy 2 ZS in other applications, except Audacity. Therefore I had to go in Ocenaudio and Ardour for synchronize tracks in films and audio processing.
What exactly are those files?
Shows quality of resampling (if used) 44.1>48 and 48>44.1. If resampling is high-quality or not used, you will hear only pure tones. If resampling is bad-quality, you will hear tones and distortions (jingle or screech).
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Attached, but there is nothing interesting. Sound card reports that it supports 44100, but in very bad quality actually.
If you set preferences in Audacity to 48000Hz sample rate, then Audacity will send audio data to the selected audio device at 48000Hz, provided that the device reports that it supports that rate.
It is not true. 44100 is always used. That's the point. Let me tell you in bug report style:
- Audacity 2 ZS sound card support 44100 in very bad quality.
- Therefore I set up /etc/pulse/daemon.conf sample-rate=48000
- I'm using Audacious (not to be confused with Audacity) audio player with PulseAudio output plugin for music listening. Most of MP3 and FLAC 44.1, a little bit Opus 48.
- Everything is great until...
- Audacity (not to be confused with Audacious) set up at 48000, of course.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Turn on the computer.
2. Run Audacious (not to be confused with Audacity further) and play 44.1 and 48 audio files (for example test audio files) > no distortions, everything is great.
3. Close Audacious (not necessary).
4. Run Audacity.
5. Open in Audacity 44.1 and 48 test files > distortions is always (it means sound card operating at 44100 now). I will remind you Audacity set up at 48000. In fact, it's enough just run Audacity.
6. Close Audacity.
7. Run Audacious and play 44.1 and 48 audio files (for example test audio files) > distortions is always (it means sound card still operating at 44100).
8. Audacious (and ALL other applications I suppose) operating at 44100 UNTIL PC restart.
9. PC restart
10. Run Audacious and play 44.1 and 48 audio files (for example test audio files) > no distortions, everything is great.