Using Waves L2 to Dither in Sound Forge

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

  1. jazzbass12

    jazzbass12 Active Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Taunton MA
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    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

    Oct 23, 2005
    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

    Jul 29, 2004
    Montreal, Qc, CANADA
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    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 Distinguished Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    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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