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  • bonehead
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    Joined: Jan 26th, 2012, 07:06
    What bit Depth to save at?
    When Bouncing a mastered file, what bit depth should I save it in? I watched Steve's mastering video, and he mentioned 16 bit was the CD standard. Does this apply if the music is going out mostly via online sales?
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: What bit Depth to save at?
    Hi, Yes, if you're readying the final file for distribution (CD, mp3, etc) then 16 bit will be acceptable :)
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  • bonehead
    Posts: 18
    Joined: Jan 26th, 2012, 07:06
    Re: What bit Depth to save at?
    Hi Rounik: Am I sacrificing anything by going down to 16 bit, or is that the maximum bit depth that files such as mp3's are read at. Thanks Graham
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  • redlogic
    Posts: 65
    Joined: Feb 2nd, 2008, 03:43
    Re: Re: What bit Depth to save at?
    Have you checked out [url=http://images.apple.com/itunes/mastered-for-itunes/docs/mastered_for_itunes.pdf]Mastered for iTunes[/url]?
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  • bonehead
    Posts: 18
    Joined: Jan 26th, 2012, 07:06
    Re: What bit Depth to save at?
    Hi Redlogic: Thanks for the link. I just went to the site, and it seems that they don't want the bit depth edited. If I send them my original 24 bit depth file there is also no need to dither. Thanks again for the input. Graham
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