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ionly 2013-06-22 15:17

Dithering
 
Hi all,
I'm in the process of mastering and want to dither my songs from 24 bit to 16 bit avoiding maximising - I'm implementing 'New York style' parallel compression instead. The pieces were mixed and exported as 24 bit/44.1khz wavs from a different DAW some years back and I don't have access to it anymore. I've got the Ozone RE and was wondering if I can utilise its dithering functionality solely avoiding any limiting. Is there a way of bypassing this: would it be a case of just inserting the RE last in the chain and not pulling down the threshold? Or, is it plausible - and not overkill - to limit as well?

Thanks in advance,
ionly

selig 2013-06-22 16:57

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Originally Posted by ionly (Post 1343489)
Hi all,
I'm in the process of mastering and want to dither my songs from 24 bit to 16 bit avoiding maximising - I'm implementing 'New York style' parallel compression instead. The pieces were mixed and exported as 24 bit/44.1khz wavs from a different DAW some years back and I don't have access to it anymore. I've got the Ozone RE and was wondering if I can utilise its dithering functionality solely avoiding any limiting. Is there a way of bypassing this: would it be a case of just inserting the RE last in the chain and not pulling down the threshold? Or, is it plausible - and not overkill - to limit as well?

Thanks in advance,
ionly

That should work just fine. To be sure there's no limiting taking place, make sure you don't send a signal that goes above 0 dBFS into Ozone - it WILL limit anything above it's threshold, which in this scenario will be @ 0 dBFS.

As to limiting again, this would all depend on the source material, how much limiting is already applied, and your personal preferences.

But DEFINITELY put Ozone last - dither won't work properly if ANYTHING is done to the signal "post dither", including any other dynamics or EQ/Filtering, or any fade outs. :-)

ionly 2013-06-28 12:54

Thanks for your reply selig,
regards,
ionly


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