Logic Pro 8 How do you apply dithering?

Taybot

Logician
How do you apply dithering in Logic 8? This book on mixing I'm reading says it should be applied, unless you are bouncing to 32 bit.

I looked dithering up in the manual and it doesn't really explain how to apply it. It says there is POW-r dithering, but doesn't explain how to apply it?

Is it a plug-in? Is it supposed to go on the master fader or what?

thanks a ton
 

Pete Thomas

Administrator
Staff member
How do you apply dithering in Logic 8? This book on mixing I'm reading says it should be applied, unless you are bouncing to 32 bit.
In Logic you can only bounce to 8, 16 or 24 bit.

Only dither if this is your absolute final master, ie burning to CD (which has to be 16 bit)

If there may be any more processing to the mix, either by you later, or by a mastering engineer, don't dither (and don't reduce to 16 bit either!)
 

Ken Adams

Logician
What they said...

Also, if you're just making listening mixes, try experimenting with the different dithering algorithm choices and see what you notice between their results. You might be surprised!
 
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