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Dithering. Prepare studio-quality audio for CD and other formats with Ozone’s essential dithering tools. Ozone allows you to effectively convert and dither to 24, . I am using iZotope’s MBit + Dither in the Master section of Wavelab 9 to dither from 24 bit to 16 bit for CD replication. My question is – Using the. Most popular limiters such as Fab Filter’s Pro-L, Wave’s L2 and iZotope’s Ozone have a dither option. You typically place a limiter at the end of.

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Prepare studio-quality audio for CD and other formats with Ozone’s essential dithering tools. Ozone allows you to effectively convert and dither to 24, 20, 16, 12 or 8 bits. To turn dithering on and off, change the Ditheer type.

By default, the dither is off Type “None”meaning that your program material is left in the original format. The following options are available when reducing the bit depth of the audio.

No dither or bit reduction is applied. This is a proprietary iZotope dkther length reduction technology that reduces quantization distortion with minimal perceived noise. Dither is applied using a “rectangular” distribution function. While this provides a dither noise source with a low amplitude, the dither noise can become modulated by the audio signal and vary in level, which is undesirable in many situations. Also, the non-linear quantization distortion is not completely suppressed in some situations with this low dither amplitude.

Dither is applied ditber a “triangular” distribution function. This dither is larger in amplitude and completely suppresses the non-linear quantization distortion. By shaping the dither noise, it is possible to provide more effective and transparent dithering by shaping the dithered noise spectrum.

There are several different methods for shaping noise so that it is less audible yet still effective. No noise shaping is applied. High pass filtering is applied to the dithered noise.

The noise is shifted towards the Nyquist frequency, near the upper limit of our hearing. The shaping is designed to move the noise away from frequencies that are heard as “louder” at low levels. A more complex ninth order psychoacoustic shaping is applied.



In general, the “Clear” option is a vither bet for complex program material, although auditioning the dither against the Psych 5 and Psych 9 shapes may be more desirable in some cases. This is the target bit depth dtiher the audio. When mastering for a CD, for example, you would want this set to Ozone does not perform the actual conversion of the audio. After processing a mix izitope Ozone, it is necessary to then actually convert the audio to the desired bit depth in the host application.

For example, if you have a bit audio file, you can use Ozone to dither down to 16 bits. The remaining 8 bits are “padded” as zeros. Your file is still a difher audio file, there’s just not anything but zeros in the lowest 8 bits. So when you then convert to a bit file in the host app, the 8 bits that didn’t have any audio in them are discarded. Do not perform any processing to the audio after it has been dithered with Ozone. You may perform level adjustment with the output gain sliders in Ozone those come before the dither but do not change any levels in the host app or with other plug-ins.

iZotope MBit + Dither and Noise Shaping choices –

Almost all host apps have their master faders after the effects slot, so any level adjustment in the host app will destroy the dither. Do not put any plug-ins after Ozone izotopr you are dithering with Ozone. The dither must be the last thing that touches the audio.

Turn off dithering in the host app. Basically, you just want to truncate throw away the bits, because they’re just zero anyhow.

For Type 1 and Type 2 dither, in most cases 1 bit will be sufficient, but in some situations the “over-dithering” obtained by setting Num Bits to 2 can be useful. No dithering or Low dither amount can leave some non-linear quantization distortion or dither noise modulation, while higher ditber completely eliminate the non-linear distortion at the expense of a slightly increased noise floor.


In general, the Normal dither amount is a good choice. Selecting this option instructs Ozone to completely mute dither output i. Dither noise is random in nature and has a very low amplitude.

However, after noise shaping, especially in aggressive dithering modes, the high-frequency dither noise is significantly amplified, and the overall dither signal can show spurious peaks up to dB FS. If such high peaks are undesirable, you can enable the Limit Peaks option to effectively suppress the spurious peaks in the noise-shaped dither. If, for some reason, any dithering noise is undesirable, dkther truncation remains the only option.

Truncation results in harmonic quantization distortion that adds overtones to the signal and distorts the timbre. In this case you ddither enable Suppress Harmonics option to slightly alter the truncation rules, moving the harmonic quantization distortion away from overtones of audible frequencies. This option doesn’t create any random dithering noise floor. Instead it works more like truncation, but with better tonal quality in the resulting signal.

This option is applicable only in the modes without dithering noise and without aggressive noise shaping. It is a good idea izotole filter out the DC offset from your input before dithering. Again, please refer to our online guide for the izotpoe behind this. If you are dithering, turn the DC Offset filter to On.

If the button says “On” the DC offset filter is on. If you are interested in getting some practical tips for using dithering, as well as some of the theory behind it, please check izotoppe the Ozone Dithering Guide.