1. Register NOW and become part of this fantastic knowledge base forum! This message will go away once you have registered.

Wav files & CD's

Discussion in 'Recording' started by mstembri, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. mstembri

    mstembri Guest

    What bitrate (16, 24, 32, 64) should I record wav files prior to burning on cd?
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Prince George, BC
    Home Page:
    Well, I'm sure there is a better tech responce than mine but what the hell, I'll start the answer.
    In genereal for best results one would record as high as possible, then dither to 16 bit for writing audio to CD. Standard CD's are in a 16 bit format. ;) If you don't dither you will loose those extra bytes during the conversion to 16 bit and actually get a worse sound. Dithering smoothens out the bits that are dropped during this process.

    I think Dithering is going to be part of this thread.
  3. audiokid for being somwhat uncertain you are very correct. If you have noise that is higher than -96 dB you actually don´t need dither. Most often you got more noise than that so the dithering isn´t nessecary in that case.

    John Stalberg

Share This Page