Originally Posted by skiroy
Okay cool but that brings up another question. The dithering that you speak about in sonar under the Audio settings under Advanced settings. Is this dithering setting only for playback and recording not exporting? Can this be set to none? Im asking because I never understand if I need to turn this setting to none or just the one that comes up for dithering when to export? Should the one that comes up when exporting be set to no dithering if your using a third party dithering plug in?
I ask because whats the point of having this nice waves dithering plugin if sonar is going to apply its dithering anyways?
The dither in sonar is both for playing and exporting, i think recording has only a dc offset correcting option, no dither..... it can be set to none, rectangular, triangular, and pow-r (1,2 & 3) even if you do bounce in high bit rates (higher than 16 bit) its is correctly dithered to the bitrate you use... i set it to none while playing and to pow-r when exporting...
i normally export my mixes to a 32bit (or 24bit for larger files) 96khz file, with the Pow-r dither ... and then do my final dithering leveling and maximizing within sonar... BTW sonar 's pow-r dither does a great job... i use wavelab almost exclusively as a sound editor... before i used it for mastering, now i think sonar makes it easier...
IMHO the dithering in sonar is better than waves IDR.