16bit to 24bit conversion

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  1. paulybear

    paulybear Guest

    If I'm exporting files from Cubase at 24 bit and they were recorded at 16 bit, am i doing damage to the file?

    The reason being I have some files at 24 bit and some files at 16 bit and would prefer to master at 24 bit obviously.

    As you can see I'm somewhat of a beginner so take it easy please :cry:
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

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    That's fine to do. If you do any processing of 16 bit files, they become 24 bit files. If you don't do any processing, then it just puts 8 empty bits at the end. So you can't loose.

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