So I was going from 48k 24bit to 44k 16-bit dithering and I would lose .2 lufs of level no matter what and which way I went about it, I only pulled out the analyzer because I could here my track from contending with my reference tracks to just missing the mark after dither, when mixing and mastering for people before we noticed the slight/smidget of level loss but didn’t really care as it was almost non-existant but def noticeable and they weren’t my personal tracks so as long as they didn’t care whatever
But all my personal tracks I’ve been working on are at 48k 24 bit and im getting ready to release some stuff and will not compromise for the .2 lufs drop or anything other than what I’m hearing at 48k 24 bit and I came across this article from tune core
It works PERFECTLY! Not sure if it’s dithering when converting but it takes my 48k 24-bit file and makes and identical copy at 44k 16-bit with absolutely no level loss or noticeable difference, exactly the same in the analyze, I hear no quantization distortion I mean it’s exactly the same
So down to my question, has anyone here else here used this method to get tracks to 44k 16bit?