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danko

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Feb 15 11 12:43 PM

I used to do POW-r2 but then I moved to TPDF and be done with it.

Until this year, now I do iZotope MBIT+, no noise shaping, normal d*ther amount and be done with it.

Note that it's probably spelled d*ther around here from now on!

Tomas Danko - www.danko.se

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dcollins

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Feb 15 11 4:56 PM

Does this mean we can finally be open about our choices of dither? 

-viitalahde

Yes, please. 

And I will extol the virtues of TPDF, if necessary.


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danko

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Feb 21 11 3:01 PM

I am about as clueless as you, John.

Perhaps it is something similar to d*ther? It kind of sounds almost similar when you speak the word, but it spells totally different and this is a world of total accuracies so it simply cannot be.

What if I try and apply some math and interpolate?

dither
d*ither

dither
d*ither
dither
d*ither
dither
d*ither
dither
d*ither
dither
d*ither
dither
d*ither
dither
d*ither
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d+ther


Nah, no idea what that means either.

Tomas Danko - www.danko.se

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dcollins

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Feb 21 11 4:13 PM


What is this "dither" you speak of sir? 

-massive

There is probably nothing that will affect the final sound less than the type dither applied in mastering.  Yet, it is the subject of massive amounts of text and serious confusion/mis-information about how it works and the basic concepts behind it.

I'm not sure what caused this confusion, but there is plenty to go around.


DC

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johnwhynot

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Feb 21 11 4:15 PM

I'm not sure what caused this confusion, but there is plenty to go around.

-dcollins

That's as good a description of dither as I've seen!

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massive

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Feb 21 11 8:17 PM

I'll tell ya...  "Back in the day" all I had was the dithering in my Apogee units and whatever was in Sonic.  When I first started really "digging in" to the dither, it really was pretty freaky -- Some I just plain hated. 

When I started using Samplitude (6?) I had all these different dithering algorithms to go around -- So, one boring afternoon, I pulled a minute or so of a classical project I was working on and dragged the volume down to something absurd (70dB or so), rendered it through however many algo's I had (lots...  This is when I still had Waves, so you can add the L-Series stuff in there, Apogee hardware, software, POW-r, etc., etc., etc.).  I brought them all up 70dB and picked the one that sounded the most like there was nothing on it / still sounded like music. 

POW-r 1 if anyone is keeping score... 

If anybody hasn't done something similar, it was pretty enlightening...  Sure, no one is going to notice under normal circumstances.  But it might put your mind at ease to know that the very tail of those long fades are smiling at you...   

John Scrip - MASSIVE Mastering - www.massivemastering.com

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