SRC and Dither. One step or two?

Robert Katz

Jim P Wrote

When rendering my 176-24 bit files to CD audio, can I dither and apply whatever plug-ins at the same time, or should this be 2 processes? And, please let me do something in return for your valuable help. 

Hi Bob

Thanks for your kind words.  It’s always two processes, but a few applications do the src and then the dither in two steps. But if you have a good src and it does not explicitly say it dithers, then its output better be 32 bit float at the new sample rate. After that, if necessary save the intermediate product as a 32 bit float file. Then you can dither to a new file/wordlength. Again, Bitter will help your comfort zone and illustrate what’s going on. 

Bob