Hi guys, hope all is well.
As most of you, I am so used to get my final master down to 16bit and adding the extra step of ‘dithering’ (using either Izotope’s Ozone 8 dither, which is great, BTW! or Logic’s POW-r#1 algorithm) that I don’t even think about it anymore. It became as automated as digesting food!
But I was thinking…do we still need to reduce bit rate these days? I mean…nothing will be printed on CD anymore (for those who don’t know it, AUDIO CDs only takes 16bit resolution and 44.1Khz sample rate). Everything now is online and streaming, so 24bit would be better for our costumers at the end.
Just thought of creating this topic to start the discussion.
Thanks and all the best to everyone.