Originally Posted by Adam Dempsey
Frequently Asked Questions | Bandcamp "We don't do any audio processing to your uploaded files except whatever's necessary to fit into the download format. For example, for MP3 downloads the audio is resampled to 44.1kHz. FLAC downloads on the other hand are bit-for-bit identical to the audio you upload, all the way to 24/192."
So the ideal is to upload from full-res (whatever that is in your situation) for FLAC downloads.
Then ask Apple to at least offer the choice of ALAC downloads from the iTunes store, made from the 24 bit sources they've been requesting and getting.
I had read this and that was my concern. If I load a 24bit file then it's great if a person chooses to download is as a FLAC or AAC file. But, isn't this statement by Bandcamp implicitly saying that if a person chooses a 16bit format they are converting the file for you?
So, in this case, wouldn't it be better to upload a 16bit dithered file? This is where my confusion lies. I guess the only way to really find out would be to publish the page privately, download it myself and check the difference in quality of each.