Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Hertz or kilohertz?
User: kmaclean
Date: 1/1/2010 11:49 am
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A hertz (symbol: "Hz") is a unit of frequency.  The sampling rate, sample rate, or sampling frequency defines the number of samples per second taken from a audio signal to make a digital representation of that signal.

One hertz means one cycle per second; one hundred hertz means one hundred cycles per second; one thousand hertz (or a kilohertz - symbol "kHz") means one thousand cycles per second.