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Old 06-30-2001, 08:47 PM
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Default 16 bit verses 24 bit

If we end up mixing down to 16 bit when we bounce to disk is there any real benefit to recording in 24 bit?
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Old 06-30-2001, 10:04 PM
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Default Re: 16 bit verses 24 bit

Better signal to noise on the basic track data?
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Old 07-01-2001, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: 16 bit verses 24 bit

I believe the reason most people record in 16-bit is because of the perceived lessening of sound quality from having to dither down from 24-bit when bouncing to disk. I have found this to be true. (I'm still using 5.01, so I can't say for the improved dithering of 5.1.1) There's also the fact that 24-bit takes up more hard disk space.
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Old 07-01-2001, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: 16 bit verses 24 bit

I've recorded some 24bit sessions.
I still use 16bit more often especially when
moving sessions around PTF...

Why 24bit?
1. Better signal to noise as mentioned.

2. SuperCDs?
Well if you're recording score for movie or something that'll going on DVD or new Digital Video tech's 24bit would be better ofcourse.

3. Like when recording from CD to a tape you get better quality than directly to the tape (Cassette). Same goes for 24, starting 24 and converting to 16 right way would give you a better start point.

24bit->16bit.
If you don't trust the Digi Dither and algorhitms you should simply pay for additional mastering I believe is a must for any system.
- Bounce 24bit/48khz Session the same way.
- Use: Wavelab, SoundForge or any other tool capable mastering (like this T-Racks for example). On the wavelab for example you can use VST Apogge Dither or the Wavelab's Dither.
I've never suffered from 24bit->16bit effects the sound keep it's original texture.
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Old 07-01-2001, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: 16 bit verses 24 bit

Thanks for the responses everyone.
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