Dithering in Nuendo Help Please

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by robchittum, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. robchittum

    robchittum Guest

    If I track at 24 bit at 48k, is my sound quality on the final product going to be noticably better? If so, how do I get it to 16bit on the final mix. I have the waves uv22 (?) which I think is used to dither from 24 to 16, but I've never used it. Is it hard to get it dithered without getting artifacts such as pops and clicks that I've heard about? Do I put the UV22 on the two track inserts, or what? Thanks for your help.

  2. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Whoa... pops and clicks?

    Dithering is a painless process at it's very basic. No clue where the pops and clicks can come from.

    Go for it. You'll definitely get a better result especially if you have lots of plugins and gain changes in your project.
  3. Pez

    Pez Active Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Rob, Use the dither on your final mixdown to 2 channel stereo 16 bit. In Nuendo I think it's called Master effects if memory serves me correctly. Put it last in your effects chain. However if you're going to do any further editing or mastering on your audio then forget the dither and keep it at the high bit rate until the very end and then dither. I say this because your editing will sound better when done at a higher bit rate. The stock dither plugin in Nuendo will do a fine job.
  4. thedug

    thedug Guest

    Are you getting this stuff mastered?

    If so you shouldn't apply dither.
    Dither should be the very LAST thing done.
    Not any volume adjustments or anything should be done after applying dither.

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