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Dither: Foundations of Digital Audio
Dither: Foundations of Digital Audio

Using measurements on a ruler as an analogy, Matt illustrates how quantization distortion can happen when extremely small samples are rounded off to 0 during quantization.Then he demonstrates how dither noise (added before the quantization step) can eliminate the quantization distortion for the tradeoff of having an analog-like noise floor. Dither is usually done through a DAW automatically and, as long as it's enabled, quantization distortion is very rare.

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