Originally Posted by skiroy
I also posted this else where but it came to me that this forum is probably more appropriate.
Okay so I do all my tracking and mixing in Sonar in 24bit. But I like to use Adobe audition to limit it to zero. Their analysing statistics option and their hard limiter just takes the guess work out for me and thats how I like to do it.
But my question is on when to dither and I also use Waves L2 for dithering only and Im havent ever tried to use third party plugs in adobe yet so someone enlighten me. But anyways should I mix the project in sonar from to 24 to 24bit and turn it dithering off then limit it in adobe and then apply dithering? Does it really matter? Im just concerned that if I dither and mix down to 16bit from sonar and then limit it and resave it with adobe that Im might degrade the signal?
whatever limiter or app you prefer, stay at 24 bit until all processing is done and then dither as the last step before truncating to 16 bit.
so either stay in sonar for all processing, then dither, then export to 16 bit
sonar > 24 bit export > adobe > dither > 16 bit export