Making a radio eidt- loss quality

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deathbynumbers
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Making a radio eidt- loss quality

Post by deathbynumbers » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:04 pm

Hi all.

I need to make a radio eidt of a full length track I've made in Ableton. I would find it easier to render a master verion of the track and chop it up that way, rather than having to move lots of clips about. Will I lose any quality that way, if I make sure that the render is high quality?

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Re: Making a radio eidt- loss quality

Post by Tarekith » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:16 pm

Nope, just make sure warping is off for the song after you render but before you edit it, and don't apply dither again.

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Re: Making a radio eidt- loss quality

Post by deathbynumbers » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:51 pm

Tarekith wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:16 pm
Nope, just make sure warping is off for the song after you render but before you edit it, and don't apply dither again.
Thanks man.
Should I dither the first time, as I don't normally?

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Re: Making a radio eidt- loss quality

Post by Tarekith » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:40 pm

In general you want to dither once when rendering the final song, as long as it's not going to be processed again. It's a tiny thing though, I wouldn't stress over it if you haven't been doing it so far. The manual gives more details on dithering if you want to understand more.

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