jerry tubb wrote:
I do not worry about these things.
Ha! I don't either really, unless there's a problem to investigate!
making sure the proper Dither button is is activated when bouncing from 24 to 16 in sB
taking care not not to double Dither a DDP in Sonoris
and the occasional null test is about it.
but it's interesting to see just what depths some of us Do think about these things.
i remember reading the textbooks & theories decades ago, and learning to do the right procedures, along w careful listening.
To be super cocky...(hey, why stop now?)
I correctly answered your question pages ago.
Dither when *you* are changing word length. As far as internal ops in a DAW goes, it should already be doing the right thing; applying a non noise shaping dither whenever *it* changes word length for DSP ops.
Converters that capture greater than 24 bit are rare. Converters that play back greater than 24 bit are slightly less rare, but still rare. All that is ever needed to represent 24 bits of dynamic range, is 24 bits.
The point of DSP being raised above 24, is so 24 bits can be yielded on output of a DSP chain. There is *no other reason*. It is *not so that 32 bits can be an end result that people listen to or exchange files of*.
Everything else about it is a bunch of useless chatter.
(Everyone is entitled to an opinion of course, but those opinions can be wrong. The above is STRONGLY my opinon, as well as being factually CORRECT.)
edit: OK, this is overly feisty, but I get fired up talking code...