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Dithering Paranoia
Old 13th May 2006
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Dithering Paranoia

Ok, so I'm sitting with the last touches (fades, etc.) on a mix. It's all recorded at 48kHz, 32 bit, and the mixdown (from Cubase SX3) is done in the same resolution.
I had the Timeworks Mastering Compressor on the master fader in Cubase, with dithering ON.

When I now at the last stage want to convert my mixdown (in Soundforge) to 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, for a master CD; should I use the dithering function AGAIN or should I turn it off for the conversion? To use dithering twice does boost the noise-level, but still, to change the sampling frequency without dithering feels a bit awkward?

Swift replies is greatly appreciated!
Best regards
/Daniel Beckman
Old 13th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Eldhrimnir
Ok, so I'm sitting with the last touches (fades, etc.) on a mix. It's all recorded at 48kHz, 32 bit, and the mixdown (from Cubase SX3) is done in the same resolution.
I had the Timeworks Mastering Compressor on the master fader in Cubase, with dithering ON.

When I now at the last stage want to convert my mixdown (in Soundforge) to 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, for a master CD; should I use the dithering function AGAIN or should I turn it off for the conversion? To use dithering twice does boost the noise-level, but still, to change the sampling frequency without dithering feels a bit awkward?

Swift replies is greatly appreciated!
Best regards
/Daniel Beckman


There is no need to dither when SRCing

SRC at 32 bit and then dither from 32 to 16 with dither.
Old 13th May 2006
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Also be careful with the SRC, check the SRC algorithm in all the programs you use an see what sound better to your ears!

Synthi
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