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