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How do you dither?
Old 9th August 2005
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How do you dither?

What program works best for you and your style of music?
Old 9th August 2005
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I have Pro Tools LE, and I use either the Power Dither or the regular Dither. I haven't noticed a significant differnece between the two, but I haven't been real scientific with it. I'd like to know more.

I also remember reading that PT only can dither up to 8 tracks at a time. . I don't know if that is true. Can anybody confirm?
Old 9th August 2005
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Old 9th August 2005
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Waves L2 for me.
Old 9th August 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wallace

I also remember reading that PT only can dither up to 8 tracks at a time. . I don't know if that is true. Can anybody confirm?
I don't know why this would be true; if you put the dither plugin on the mixbuss. I wouldn't know if there's a benefit to dithering separate tracks or busses; in fact, I'd think you wouldn't want the dither to stack up.

I usually use type 3. I wasn't able to hear a diff. between the Pow-r Dither types until I recorded a really quiet project + got new monitors and converters, and it still may be psychological. For me, it's splitting hairs.
Old 9th August 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wallace
I also remember reading that PT only can dither up to 8 tracks at a time. . I don't know if that is true. Can anybody confirm?
dunno about that, i dither only the master track. are you dithering individual tracks?
Old 9th August 2005
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I don´t dither as a mix 24 in 24 out, but for some temp cd´s I dither when I remember using programs own dithering.... (nuendo/samplitude)
No complaints so far.
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Old 9th August 2005
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POWr Dither for me.
Old 9th August 2005
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Does anyone know if the dithering functions in Wavelab 3 vs. Wavelab 5 sounds better or worse?
Old 9th August 2005
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Voxengo Elephant has some dithering and noice-shaping functions also and of good quality if I understand.
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Old 10th August 2005
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My dither plug-in is Rodney Mills or Brad Blackwood

For quickie reference mixes though I use L3 or POWr
Old 10th August 2005
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I use MBIT+

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Old 10th August 2005
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I find it hard to tell any difference to be honest, right now our latest & greatest toy is the new Sony limiter plug in.. that has dither at the end of the chain.. I suppose we will be using that..

I DO click around and try all the variations and settle on the one I like the sound of best but if I am honest - on the noisey rock music we do, I doubt it makes TOO much of a difference..

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