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  1. edaub1

    Dithering Question

    I really want to clarify this. I use Sonar (not that it makes a difference) and have it set at 64bit. I want to export this as an unmastered mix so I can master it however may times I may need to in the future. I like to master in a new project using Isotope Ozone, and have the Waves mastering...
  2. T

    Help regarding Dithering and Mastering

    Hi there! I’m doing a mastering session in Digital Performer using variety of plugins and working at 48/32bit. Once done, I’ll take this to a to a very good facility for final stage where they arrange all the tracks in Pyramix, bounce it to 44/16 and create the professional CD master. My...
  3. audiokid

    Dither or distort ? Listen and decide for yourself

  4. R

    Do You Automatically Dither 24 bit to 16 for MP3 Only Requests?

    If a client brings you a 24 bit recording and only wants a mastered digital version of it, do you go ahead and dither it down to 16 bit even if they only want it for online distribution/not for CD?
  5. H

    Question About Using Ozone's Dithering

    I've been using Ozone in my DAW as part of the mastering process and had dithering turned on and assumed that the rendered product was going to be 16 bit when selecting 16 bit in Ozone but after rendering a few test Waves of my album I noticed they're all still 24 bit. I'm unclear as to...
  6. ThirdBird

    Dithering

    When should I dither, and when should not? What is the difference between the different algorithms? (such as rectangular, triangular, and the powers?
  7. D

    Dithering necessary?

    I've found that when a recording is made in an actual acoustic environment, dithering isn't necessary because the natural noise floor serves as a dither. Does anyone else share that view? I quit using dither when I found that the noise it adds is often audible. I use Waves L1, which does have...
  8. audiokid

    (term) Dither

    The process of adding low-level random noise to audio signals in order to reduce quantization noise in A/D converters. Dither is also applied during digital audio wordlength reduction (e.g., 20 to 16 bit conversion).
  9. mark4man

    32 >16 (Dither)...better results than 24 > 16

    kinda wondering... what happens when one dithers a (legal) 32-Bit FP file all the way down to 16-Bit w/ their favorite dither box ?? reason I ask is...I'd been used to (like everyone else, I suppose) bouncing out of the DAW (SONAR) at 32-Bit FP...then brick walling to legal in the...
  10. jordy

    Dithering Question....

    ok, so i'm using Adobe Audition 3 for all of my recording, mixing, and my somewhat rough, improperly trained attempt at mastering. - but hey, i'm doing it all to learn from anyway. after adding some limiters and stuff and i get my level fairly hot, i was wondering....should i dither? cause...
  11. R

    Dithering Set while Bounce or Burn into CD?

    Dithering Set while Bounce or Burn into CD?
  12. E

    DITHER?

    Hello all, My CD was tracked at home (Protools LE) then mixed & mastered at a local commercial facility. I want to self-produce MP3's (from the CD) using Portools LE. I intend to import the 16-bit AIFF files from the CD into Protools, then bounce them down as MP3's. The importing process...
  13. E

    DITHER?

    Hello all, My CD was tracked at home (Protools LE) then mixed & mastered at a local commercial facility. I want to self-produce MP3's (from the CD) using Portools LE. I intend to import the 16-bit AIFF files from the CD into Protools, then bounce them down as MP3's. The importing process...
  14. cathode_ray

    Dither Plug-ins

    Been reading about "Dithering". I understand the process and why it's needed- and everyone says "...last step in chain use your favorite plug-in." So what's your favorite plug-in? I am using CUBASE SE 3, 24/44.1kz.
  15. J

    Does Pro Tools automatically dither when bouncing to disk?

    One of my clients approached me and asked if I could 'master' his recording. I told him that I put Maxim and get the overall level up to -.5dB, but I wouldn't do any more than that, and that he'd have to get someone else if he thought it nessissary. He then asked if I used dither when I...
  16. C

    A bit confused about dithering

    Hey there. I have some tracks that I have to render to some new tracks cause I have too many plugins going on and my computer is not powerful enough. Now, I've heard that anytime you render a track that's been processed to a new track, you lose some quality because of the re-quantization or...
  17. U

    POWr Dither

    What's the difference between the noise shaping options in this little program, I can't really hear the difference? Mark
  18. S

    TO DITHER OR NOT TO DITHER

    that is the question........ edit : let me add to this actually..... aside from the question of to dither or not in general , more specifically , if I have a project where all the samples in it and vocals are 44khz 16bit anyway why would I dither?.....there would be no downsampling...
  19. Dizzi45Z

    Dithering with the L2

    I am using Sound Forge to master. I would like the L2 to dither the songs down to 16 bit from 24 bit (48K). I have selected 16 Bits, Type 1, and Moderate shaping. After I process the audio, Sound Forge says it is still in 24 bit, 48k. How do you get the L2 to dither it to 16 bits?
  20. mobilelab

    dithering explained

    Ok, i am about to prove how novice i am. Several of the programs and hardware i've come across cam process audio at higher sampling rates and bit rates than cd format 44.1/16 bit. I have recorded songs at 48k, and 24 bit, only to find myself unable to "bounce" it back to 44.1/16 bit. Is...
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