If my music just goes to sound cloud or iTunes should I export at 16bit and Dither or keep it at 24bit without Dither. ?

I´ve read that Dither and export at 16 bit is just for a CD format, but what if I won´t release any CD physically. My music is mainly for sound cloud. Normally I export my mixdowns at 24 bit. 


I hope someone could answer or explain a little bit how to deal with it. 


Thanks a lot.


Rafaellll 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    Use 16 bit with dithering if this is the final version of your track and you upload it straight away.
    If you want to master the track yourself, or send it to a mastering engineer, use the highest possible quality (24 bit in your case) and turn dithering off.

    3 years ago | 0 comments

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