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Drgiggles1
2012-01-15, 12:58 PM
I'm looking to change the software I use for dithering. I am curious amongst the pros and the semi-pros what they consider excellent software for dithering. I hear that wavelab is good. Any others ? What's best in 2012 ? My o/s is Windows.

Audioarchivist
2012-01-15, 03:51 PM
I've read a little about it, and used my ears to do some comparison tests, and I like to use two different things to do the two steps differently. I use the SoX plug-in for Foobar2000 to downsample from 96 khz to 44.1 khz, then use iZotope RX advanced with MBit+ to dither from 24 bit to 16 bit.

I can't remember exactly where it is there, but on Bootlegzone forums there's a thread discussing the particulars of exactly what settings to use for these 2 processes.

I hope that helps. There was a website that had several different examples as sound bytes to listen to and compare and vote on the favorite, and as far as dither (changing bitrates) any program that uses MBit+ won in a landslide over everything... Again, I can't remember exactly where that site is either, but maybe Mr. Google can help you find it.

jamroom
2012-01-16, 02:09 AM
R8Brain

AAR.oner
2012-01-16, 08:08 AM
i'll second iZotope

CTDave
2012-01-16, 09:35 AM
R8Brain

this is what I use as well...free and easy

Drgiggles1
2012-01-16, 10:45 AM
Audioarchivist, Is this the comparison you mentioned ?
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww335/DrGiggles1/results.gif

Audioarchivist
2012-01-16, 11:08 AM
Audioarchivist, Is this the comparison you mentioned ?
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww335/DrGiggles1/results.gif

Yeah, I think that's a pic of it. There was some kind of blind listening test, and that's what most people seemed to pick over everything else. It's all down to personal preference, really, but if so many people seemed to prefer MBit+ set to ultra dither, its hard to go wrong with it...

Drgiggles1
2012-01-16, 11:37 AM
Thanks alot. Looking over the BZ forum now and I think I found the thread regarding settings and such. Izotope seems to be the choice of software. Also it seems the only time people would not use SoX for resampling is if they had the Izotope resampler. Suggestions claim Izotope being smoother. I appreciate the chime in/s. :cheers:

89gtsleeper
2012-01-21, 08:30 PM
I've had great luck with isotope as well