So I gotta more general and “market”-based question. In the olden days, there was this Apogee UV22 “Super CD Encoder” that mastering engineers were s’pose to use in the final step of quantizing down to 16-bit red book CD. Now, are they still doing that? I would presume that with modern DAWs, there is something built in or there is a standard plugin or maybe competing plugins to do that.
Will this MBIT+ become such a product?
Did the previous dither and quantize products just do white TPDF dithering or did some other products noise shape? Seems to me that, post 1995, it would be inexcusable not to noise shape and then the issue is the tradeoffs. Alexey and iZ seem quite happy to trade 4 dB below 500 Hz and whatever-the-fuck (28 dB) above circa 15 kHz to get superior performance between 500 Hz and 15 kHz.