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1st Apr

What Is Dither? Why do I need to use it in my recordings?


Dither is a small amount of low level noise added to a recording.  The purpose of dither is to improve the accuracy with which the system can deal with amplitude. In other words, it deals with digital distortion when converting from 24 bit to 16 bit.

Most music software these days will encourage you to record in 24bit.  This is higher quality than the 16bit (CD quality).  So if you are planning to put your music on to a CD, you will need to apply dither. 

Some music software packages will have a special dither plug-in which will you insert on the track.  Other packages will allow you apply dither when you bounce down your recording.


Article written by Chris Haines.

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