Originally Posted by iz_thewiz
If I record into my MPC 1000 at 16/44.1 (as this is the only resolution available), should I keep my DAW session at the same resolution for printing from the MPC? I don't think there would be any logical benefit recording into the DAW at a higher resolution than what is available on the MPC (i.e from 16 bit to 24 bit).
Also, is dithering necessary at 16 bit sessions before the final bounce out?
"It is not necessary to expand the wordlength of the session before mixing: the sound can never get more resolved than what was originally encoded."
Bob Katz - 'Mastering Audio'
Have to be careful how you interpret that - and I'm assuming you quoted correctly. So if it is correct, this can be misinterpreted to mean while actual mixing you don't need increased word length where in fact you do. Even volume adjustments start to increase word lengths and potential for rounding errors. So for recording (hence "before mixing") one can argue it is not necessary but in mixing where there is processing, that's a different story.
As for dithering, again, if there was any processing you've increased word and you should dither.