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Gizby
2006-06-02, 03:39 PM
My audio editing program of choice is Adobe Audition 1.5. Now that I'm recording 24-bit files with my MicroTrack, I'm having to dither down for when I want to burn a show for someone or put it up for download.

Here's my current setup
http://img438.imageshack.us/img438/7898/dither12nb.png

Converting the Sample Rate is easy enough, as I've seen the preferred methods for the sample rate on numerous shows. And the resolution is a no-brainer. But I don't really know what I should be doing with the dithering. What should I be setting the Dither Depth (bits) to? It goes all the way up to 99. Not sure why I picked 16.


http://img415.imageshack.us/img415/4299/dither23xz.png

I don't even know what 'p.d.f.' stands for. I remember hearing somewhere that when dithering, Triangle was the best way to go about it. Is that true, or should I be using one of the other methods?


http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/3168/dither39pz.png

And what of noise shaping? Is that generally a bad idea, or is there an appropriate time to utilize that?


Thanks in advance for any help.

diggrd
2006-06-03, 01:40 AM
http://www.audiomastersforum.org/amforum/index.php

Five
2006-06-03, 12:44 PM
16 seems right

give a careful listen to the different settings where the music volmue drops & boosts and choose the one which sounds the best to you.

you should be able to get a more technical & detailed answer at the am forum

Gizby
2006-06-03, 04:03 PM
Aye, thanks to both. The Am forum is dense with information (most of which is beyond my very basic understanding of audio), but I was able to find some useful recommendations on there.