I’m using Wavelab 9.5 Elements on Windows.
I am opening test-tone .wav files from an external generator program and editing them in Wavelab Elements. (don’t think Elements includes a test-tone generator. Please let me know if I’m wrong.)
The files are generated at 88.2 kHz, 16 bits. After I reduce the level by 3 dB in WLE, are the audio data now held as 32 bit FP? The “File Properties” indicator at the bottom right of the Edit window still reads 88.2/16. One can change the bit depth there. Do I need to change it before reducing level to be sure computations are done in 32-bit FP? Or only before saving the file (I want to save it at full resolution)?