Sure, you are going to be mastering at 44.1kHz or 48kHz so it makes sense to capture at those sampling rates. The space difference is negligible and you will need to sample rate convert at some point anyway, doing it during the record makes the process easier.
After much research, I opted to put a passive attenuator (Little Labs redcloud) in between my preamp and interface. This allows me to run the preamps hot to get additional saturation without clipping at the ADC. The LL redcloud let’s me drop the output level of the preamp without coloring the signal at all. All of your input has been much appreciated!
Given that you are using the 1073 mic pre-amps (the best pre-amp in the world, and you aren't even using a clone, the actual Neve version) if your pre-amp tells you, you are clipping, I would listen to it. Especially a 1073, which is the best pre-amp in the world, everyone from Kanye West to Alanis Morrissette used a 1073 to record. And when you say your ...
This is really a fundamental question around recording technique for bands, of which there are a number of schools of thought that are equally applicable.
Personally, I come from a classical music background where no audio processing is applied to the signal at all before conversion, however band recording is often different and the usually accepted ...
Voiceover, like any recording activity, is a skill. One built up with much practise.
If you're recording yourself, then it's two inter-related skills.
You can practise this by reading a book or your script out loud. Consider your pacing, breathing, diction & projection. Even if you are unskilled, your voice will tend towards a more ...
There are several ways you could approach this, and you will likely need to use a mixture of different techniques to get the best result.
This sounds like an exercise in forensics rather than a quest for clean audio so some of the solutions offered here may not be of any use
If you can't hear the voices because the background noise is too loud or because the ...
The same topic has been answered on the sister project of Sound Design, stackoverflow: https://stackoverflow.com/a/44282151/4420271
Looks like there are some good approaches.
Anyway, always work with a copy of course and keep the original file untouched until you are sure to have the complete desired result.