#1) The internal dithering program, is it the same as what is in WL8 and is this the iZotope BIT+ product?
[From the iZotope 'PRESS' pages: iZotope MBIT+ Dither to be Included in Steinberg WaveLab 8
Musikmesse, Frankfurt, Germany (April 10, 2013) - iZotope, Inc, a leading innovator in digital signal processing, has licensed its MBIT+ Dither for integration into Steinberg Media Technologies' WaveLab 8, a versatile audio editing and mastering suite.
"iZotope stands for high-quality solutions in audio processing. Naturally, for WaveLab 8 we were looking for the best dither plug-in available, and iZotope's MBIT+ marks the cutting edge of what's possible with dithering technology today," says Steinberg Media Technologies Product Marketing Manager, Timo Wildenhain.
"We are thrilled to offer our MBIT+ Dither algorithm for an award-winning mastering application from Steinberg," adds Scott Simon, Business Development Manager for iZotope. "It's been our mission to help deliver the highest audio quality possible to our users and by partnering with Steinberg, our advanced Dither technology will now be available to the WaveLab community as well." ]
#2) I brought an edited 32 bit WL mix - no dithering - back into the project window of WLE8 and next applied only 24bit dithering - and the audio is noticeably louder, visually on my outboard gear and to my ear. How did dithering add gain?
#3) On the above mentioned clip, I dithered to 24bit, but when I opened it in WLE8 the WL window in the lower right corner still reported it as 32bit - and - as I checked it with my bit meter, it was 24 bit. I see I can change the bit rate to 24bit in the lower right hand window, but doesn't WL sense this and do this automatically?
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