Logic Pro 9 32 bit audio

scottmach

Logician
Hello

I have some 32 bit wav files I need to bring into logic or soundtrack pro for editing. Basically these are finished stereo mixes bounced at 32 bit (from sequoia I believe) and the only thing I will be doing is running them through some plugins and rebouncing. I want to keep the files at 32 bit while I am working on them and export them as 32 bit. It is my understanding that logic can not import 32 bit audio but sound track pro can. My problem is I read that although Sound Track Pro can import 32 bit files it does not work with 32 bit files, meaning it automatically converts them to 24 so processing is not done at 32bit. Is that correct? So what is the best way (or any way) to keep these files at 32 bit throughout the whole process using either Logic, STP, or waveburner? As a last resort I know I could use reaper but it seems silly to buy it just for this one task.

Thanks
 

scottmach

Logician
I should say that this is not a sound quality issue. I know that converting from 32 to 24 will not degrade the audio in any way that I will be able to notice. It is more for the fact these files came from someone else who in the end will be having them mastered and he wants to keep everything at 32 bit until the his mastering guy dithers down to 16 bit. So i want to avoid applying any type of dithering process to bring the files from 32 to 24 knowing that more dithering will be applied down the road. If this way of thinking is incorrect please let me know but I was always told you only want to dither one time from the highest resolution files.
 
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Sony's Soundforge 10 is mastering software designed for stereo files. Not cheap, but includes some mastering type plug-ins. Pretty sure it handles files internally at 64 bits. Have not used it, but thinking about giving it a go. Have read mixed reviews of it.
 
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