I was wondering lately about differences in samplerates of wellknown sound libraries. Why does Sound Ideas, or other sound sellers, still deliver their libraries at 44.1 kHz instead of 48 kHz, even when delivering on a HardDrive? When importing a Sea Wash Calm.wav from the BBC series into Protools it needs to do samplerate conversion (besides splitting it into .L and .R).
I've worked in several studios as a freelancer and noticed that nobody really seems to care about this.
All the audio in the libraries is converted on the fly which:
a. Costs more time compared to batch converting on a separate system (which might take a long time, admittedly).
b. Normally is done with 'low' settings due to waiting times (instead of tweakhead settings) and sounds less good.
Or is it just not necessary 'because nobody will hear it anyway..' ?
Dear SSD sound editors/designers: What is your opinion on this matter?