Selects the output bit depth.
Generally, the Bit Depth should be matched to the resolution of the bounce or export settings of your audio project.
Here’s a chart listing common bit depths for a given type of project.
|Project||Standard bit depth|
|DVD||16, 20, or 24 bit|
|Blu–ray||16, 20, or 24 bit|
|Mastered for iTunes||24 bit|
|Most DAW’s||32 bit|
Controls the amount of dither applied to the signal.
Does not fully eliminate quantization distortion or dither modulation, but can be a good choice for audio that already contains some natural noise.
Excellent quantization performance with a lower noise floor. Recommended for most situations.
Complete elimination of quantization distortion with a slightly higher noise floor.
Optimizes the dither noise shaping for each combination of bit depth and sample rate.
Flat, TPDF dither.
Noise reduction: 4.5 dB / Highest peak: 10 dB
Noise reduction: 6 dB / Highest peak: 16 dB
Noise reduction: 8 dB / Highest peak: 24 dB
Good Dither’s noise shaping was designed to be smooth & natural-sounding and to avoid the extreme high-frequency peaks that are common in other dither algorithms. For mastering, we generally recommend using some noise shaping (“Optimal” is a good place to start), but we’ve included a completely “flat” option as well.