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In Reply to: RE: Long live hiss posted by andyshedd on February 11, 2024 at 20:09:28
"Dither is one of the least understood topics when it comes to mixing and mastering, but it can actually come in handy. We've compiled a one-stop shop for understanding when, why and how to use dither"
"So, what is dither? It's a form of low-level noise that is intentionally added to a digital audio file as it's rendered to a lower bit depth. The concept of dithering might seem counterintuitive, but it's an effective process. Dither noise actually masks what's called "quantization distortion," which causes noise and artifacts in digital audio. Before we go into the specifics, it's useful to quickly review some basic concepts about digital audio "
I have a CD player that has adjustable increments in 7 levels of Dither. IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE, PERIOD.
Here's a link to some explanations