24/96 files to CD (Redbook) is converting necessary?

Studio_de_Lara wrote on 10/21/2003, 4:20 PM
I am finishing a project in Vegas (which I am really loving how the Vegas workflow is).
The multi-track files are 24/96. If I mix down to stereo waves staying at 24/96, can CD Architecht use/ handle these files for the final CD Mastering? Do I have to sample convert to 44khz first? Should I SRC and Dither the mix downs / renders before importing into CD Architect. I want the best sound.

Richard Lara


Geoff_Wood wrote on 10/21/2003, 9:13 PM
According to the specs, CDA5 can accept source files up to 32/192.

Resampling and dithering to 16 bit can be done transparently while writing 'on-the-fly', if your PC has enough ergs to keep up, but I would be inclined to choose the 'pre-render' option in the burn dialogue....

Studio_de_Lara wrote on 10/21/2003, 10:06 PM
Thanks Geoff. I think I will try this a few different ways;
Render / convert to 16bit/44khz, record the files (mix live) to my Mac 16bit / 44khz, then bring a CD back over to my PC for the mastering and finally let CD Architect do in real time (my PC should have zero difficulty).
I'll post the sonic results.
Better do some reading in the manual as well :)
Cold wrote on 11/3/2003, 5:53 PM
A couple of quick thoughts.
If you're doing any processing in cda- i.e. volume changes, fades, mastering processing etc. you may wish to add resampling as a final step to keep your resolution up during the processing.
There are better and diferent dithers out there, take a look around then let your ears decide.
If you resample before bringing it in to cda make sure you only dither once the default plugin is dither set on.
Steve S.