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  • Dixiviu
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    Bouncing 24-bit: Dither or Not (Because Logic = 32-bit)?
    Dear Community, Assume you have a 24-bit file in Logic and still would like to bounce it to 24-bit, should you use dither or not in this case? The reason for the question is that, as far as I understand it, Logic Pro uses 32-bit (floating point). Thus, 32-bit to 24-bit sounds to me as "going to lower resolution". Perhaps, someone can shed some light on this? Best/Chord123
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: Bouncing 24-bit: Dither or Not...
    Hi Chord123, The 32-bit floating point resolution of Logic's internal engine is not the same as audio recorded at 24-bit depth... When you bounce tracks from Logic to 24-bit audio files there is no need to use the dither settings. These are only applicable when bouncing to 16-bit audio files. Hope that helps Rounik
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: Bouncing 24-bit: Dither or Not...
    Oh, this article by Mo Volans may interest you too: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/blog/logic-pro/quick-tip-apply-dithering[/url] Best Rounik
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  • Dixiviu
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    Re: Bouncing 24-bit: Dither or Not...
    Dear Rounik, Thanks for a swift response :) That was the answer I had expected. I just noticed that in the bounce window the three POW-r #1, POW-r #2, and POW-r #3 were not greyed out when my resolution was set to 24-bit. Now I know :) Best/Chord123
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: Bouncing 24-bit: Dither or Not...
    Cheers! Have a great New Year :)
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  • Dixiviu
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    Re: Bouncing 24-bit: Dither or Not...
    Mr Rounik! The same to you. Have Great New Year! By the way: Is there a way to move your busses/auxes around in the mixer window? Let us say that you have an open HH on Aux 8 and a Close HH on Aux 17, but would like to have them both next to each other? I have tried, but can't do it. My last question for this year :) Best/L
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  • Rohogay
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    Re: Bouncing 24-bit: Dither or Not...
    I found if I move tracks around on the arrange page, they show up on the mixer that way. I have pulled up the Automation function "Read" so that in the arrange page, I can use the key command A and see the track I am interested in moving. I then move it. I think there is a way, I was assuming in the environment but I have meant to do some digging and find a definitive answer for your question on my own behalf, my crude solution is one I have used just to move tracks both audio and software. I have also moved AUX channels that way. Don't think I did a buss yet but if it can be automated, I believe it will show on the arrange page and that is where I've done my arranging (no pun intended) of my channel strips.
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  • Dixiviu
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    Joined: Aug 7th, 2010, 03:43
    Re: Bouncing 24-bit: Dither or Not...
    Dear Mojave, Indeed, if you move tracks around in the Arrange window they will equally move in the mixer. As I read your thread it just hit me that I should, at least, try the following: In the mixer window: options>Create Arrange Tracks for the fSelected Channel Strips. Hope it works :) Best/Chord123
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  • Rohogay
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    Re: Bouncing 24-bit: Dither or Not...
    Yes, I just tried that and it works very well. So now we both have a solution to our endeavor. Yaaaaay Mac Pro Video Support Forum.
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  • Dixiviu
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    Joined: Aug 7th, 2010, 03:43
    Re: Bouncing 24-bit: Dither or Not...
    Dear Mojave, Excellent news! I have not had a chance to try it myself yet. But, now we know, thanks to you. Indeed, This is an excellent forum. I love it. Fantastic people here. We solved it!!! Best/Chord123
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