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Old 02-13-2012, 01:31 PM
Shame Shame is offline
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Default Stereo mixer.dpm or Stereo Dithered Mixer.dpm in my plug-ins folder?

Hi All!

Should I have Stereo mixer.dpm or Stereo Dithered Mixer.dpm in my plug-ins folder (same with surround)? PT says that I can only have one of these in the plug-ins folder.

I recently moved some of these from the unused plug-ins folder because I wanted to activate the surround mixer.. After that I get this error code that says I can only have either the regular or the dithered one. Which one should I use?

Most grateful for any help in this matter!

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Séamus Deivert
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:57 PM
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Default Re: Stereo mixer.dpm or Stereo Dithered Mixer.dpm in my plug-ins folder?

With the old TDM, especially if you work with music with very high dynamic (soft and loud passages), the dithered mixer plugins are reccomended due to the fact that every TDM plugin truncates the signal from 48bit (those that are double precision) to 24bit and the dither helps to mask the distortion of every truncation. With the new system that works at 32 bit FP I suppose that the dither is not necessary because every truncation will cut the word length of every plugin instantiation down to 32bit (not lower as the TDM does). This mean that the truncate errors will be 256 times lower, in the silence range.
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