Clocking (digital audio)

What is Clocking (digital audio)?

Clocking (digital audio) meaning in Digital terms is Although this term applies to many digital signal creation and processing activities, the focus for this definition is sound recordings, especially their creation by a-to-d converters. The converter’s reference clock determines when a sample is taken and, if the clock is not particularly stable, then the interval between samples will vary. The key difference between high-end and budget-priced a-to-d converters is the quality, stability, and consistency of the internal clock circuitry. Shortcomings result in reduced clocking accuracy and jitter.


reference: Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative – Glossary