this is a question that relates to internal bit length handling and what happens on export.
put a bunch of plugins for processing (i.e. UA Massenburg EQ+Fairchild compression+Limiter) across the master bus>
mix down master bus to 32bit floating file>
analyze in WL>
result: “apparent” bit resolution i.e. 44bit (or higher/lower, but more than 32bit)
Q: if i wanted to save the mixdown file in 24bit format, would i need to dither down to 24bit?
or does Cubase internally process the mixdown without truncating the word length to 24bit, in which case dithering would NOT be necessary?