UV-22 in C6.5 - use it when rendering to .mp3?

Hi - I know it can be helpful when dithering down to a smaller bit rate (like 32 bit to 16 for a CD), but I don’t know how that applies to .mp3 files. Anyone know a definitive answer?

Earlier posts seem to have left it open ended https://www.steinberg.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=12904&start=25 … foolomon, if you’re reading, did you do your sine wave testing?

Thanks!

The general consensus is that MP3 being a complex lossy process, dither is probably not required.

Oh, Bit depth not Bit rate :mrgreen:

Well, mp3… :nerd:

I know it can be helpful when dithering down to a smaller bit rate!!!

OK, thanks guys. So consensus is … only consensus, no “white papers”, etc., eh.

I’ve looked around enough to know, that … it’s not easy to find an clear answer!

Yup, afaik that’s correct. But the consensus is from a lot of experienced engineers…

Good enough for me then!

Thanks -