Thought on and approach to dithering (and bit-depth)

Hey Randy,

Thank you for spending time to answer our questions:)

I was wondering if you could share your thoughts on and approach to dithering (and bit-depth)?

best regards,


Hi El,

I generally use little to no dither when converting from 24 to 16 bit on the types of records I work on. I’ve found more often than not, that it can change the sound in an unintended and sometimes unpleasant way, so I evaluate it on a case by case basis and generally use it sparingly when advantageous or go without it altogether. When I do use it, I try different types and A/B it to the 24-bit un-dithered version and select the type where they sound the most similar. Hope this helps.

Best Regards,