Using Waves L2 to Dither in Sound Forge

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by jazzbass12, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. jazzbass12

    jazzbass12 Active Member

    Hope this is the right forum...
    I am trying to use my Waves L2 plug to dither in Sound Forge. After I render the file, it still shows as a 24 bit wave. If I dither thru Sound Forge, it will then show 16 bit. Will Sound Forge allow you to use a plug in for dithering instead of theirs?
  2. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    If you have added suitable dither yourself, just convert the bit-depth with all Soundforge's dither options turned off.
  3. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    Did you select 16 bit in the L2?
  4. I have never used dither in sound forge. But when I used my L1 ultramaximizer to dither in Bias Peak, I had the same problem. I set the L1 to dither to 16 bit and after it rendered is still showed it as a 24 bit file. What I had to do is change both Bias Peak and the L1 to 16 bit before I rendered.

  5. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    The plugin can't change the bit depth... that's up to the app to manage. Tyhe plugin simply applies dither of the appropriate level in order to prepare a file for bit rate reduction.

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