Dithering with VSTi

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GilJ
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Dithering with VSTi

Post by GilJ » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:55 pm

Hi,
I have a Live project using only virtual instruments (Kontakt, Battery, Massive, Imposcar etc.)
And I would like to export each virtual instrument into 16bit or 24bit wav files (in order to mix into another DAW for example)
Do I need to apply dithering when exporting, please?

Thank you,
GilJ.

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Re: Dithering with VSTi

Post by Tarekith » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:06 pm

Only if you're going from 24 or 32bit to 16, and you're not going to use those files again in th DAW.
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GilJ
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Re: Dithering with VSTi

Post by GilJ » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:52 pm

Thank you for your quick reply Tarekith!

Just to be sure I understood: if I want to export a midi track playing a virtual instrument, into a 24bit wav file for example (to be used in another DAW for mixing etc.), I don't need to dither then?

Another question: we need to dither only when exporting to 16bit (not necessary when exporting to 24bit?)?

Cheers,
GilJ.

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Re: Dithering with VSTi

Post by Tarekith » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:13 pm

Correct for both questions. It's the very last thing you do to audio before its ready for release basically.
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Re: Dithering with VSTi

Post by GilJ » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:17 pm

Thanks :D

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