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When to Apply Dithering? Always!

June 19, 2012 in Articles and Essays, Guney Ozsan, Notes, Tips

Audio bit reduction from 24 bit to 8 bit with and without ditheringQuestion: I am recording audio at 24-bit, I also export at 24-bit. Do I need dithering?
G: Yes, because music production softwares do their internal calculations in 32-bit or 64-bit. Whether you create sound within software or take recordings in 24-bit, the smallest change you make, even on a volume knob, spreads the data to 32/64-bit depth. If you make a 24-bit export, you trim that part of the signal, although it contains meaningful information.

Question: I can’t hear the difference between the audio with and without dithering. Do we really need it?
G: When you reduce the bit rate of an audio signal, a quantization noise appears in the signal which is quite sharp and penetrant. Besides that, you just throw away some of the information that there actually is a way to include it in the signal. This causes loss in details especially on effects like reverb and sustain, that is, loosing the unaudible but perceivable polishing that enriches the audio, like loss of feeling of surrounding, shrinking in stero width. Especially this effect of shrinkage will be augmented over and over in further compression steps (mp3, aac, sample rate reduction…etc.)

Q: What is dithering?
G: Keep reading:)

…KEEP READING: What is dithering?..

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Timesailor – Once Upon a Time (New Album Released)

December 6, 2011 in Album, Guney Ozsan, Mail List, Music Production, News, Production

Timesailor - Once Upon a TimeWhat would be the outcome when you put 6 very talented musicians into a studio for 1000 hours? I tested it myself. To see the results, take a look into my latest production for Timesailor:

(if you can’t display the player, download trackDownload this track or listen on SoundCloud)

I have realized all the “Recording, Mixing and Mastering” stages in this album. It was a great pleasure to work with such talented musicians. I hope you get the same pleasure while listening.

In the album, there is also an impressive 30 minute rock musical called Dreamwalker. If you like musical theater and progressive rock/metal I think you will love this album.

Album is released in mp3 format. You can download the album from the following pages:
iTunesiTunes UK
AmazonAmazon UK
7digital

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Timesailor – Flow (New production)

October 28, 2011 in Album, Guney Ozsan, Mail List, Music Production, News, Production, Releases, Single

The second song “Flow” from Timesailor’s upcoming album “Once Upon a Time” is released.

“Once Upon a Time” is one of my significant projects as a producer. Mixing, Mastering and the Recording Sessions are realized by me. Working with such talented musicians was a great pleasure.

Album will be released soon, including a 30 minutes long superb progressive rock musical. Keep in touch.


(If you can’t see the video Watch on Youtube)

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Timesailor – The Voice Within (New Production)

October 8, 2011 in Album, Guney Ozsan, Mail List, Music Production, News, Production, Releases, Single

One of my projects as a producer is now complete and the first song “The Voice Within” by Timesailor is released.

Two more independent songs┬áand a 30 minutes of rock musical will be released one by one. I’ll keep you updated.

Mixing, Mastering and the Recording Sessions are realized by me.

(This one is a personally touching piece for me. I wish the same for you!)


(If you can’t see the video Watch on Youtube)

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