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Dither help

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:51 am
by wavelab fan
Hello,

I’m trying to dither a 24bit file to 16bit. I can’t seem to find the option since upgrading to 9.5.

Thanks

Re: Dither help

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:09 am
by Justin P
Are you working in a montage or just with a standalone audio file?

My preferred way is to insert a dither plugin. In the montage this can be inserted last in the montage output, or if you are using the global master section with the montage or when processing a standalone audio file, you can insert the dither plugin in the global master section. There is even a dedicated global master section section for final dither if you prefer.

WaveLab comes with iZotope MBit+ dither which is good. You can insert this plugin, set it to 16-bit, choose other variables you may prefer, and then render a new file set to 16-bit.

You may also be able to do this in the batch converter app but I have very little experience using that.

Re: Dither help

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:17 am
by wavelab fan
I’m trying to dither in standalone but can’t seem to figure out how to dither in global master section.

Re: Dither help

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:30 am
by Justin P
wavelab fan wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:17 am
I’m trying to dither in standalone but can’t seem to figure out how to dither in global master section.
See my attached screen shot. You have to insert a dither plugin and set it to the desired bit-depth. It can be in the in the Final Effects/Dithering slot of the global master section, or in the normal slots, as long as it's the last thing in your processing chain.

Then render a new file and set it to 16-bit in the render format settings.

Re: Dither help

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:42 am
by Rat
And MBIT + Dither amount to 'high' and Noise Shaping to 'none' is 'pure' TPDF (if that is what you're looking for)

Re: Dither help

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:06 pm
by wavelab fan
Nice! Thanks for the help Justin P and Rat. This thread can be deleted now.