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    Question 16/24 bit wav difference

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    Hi everyone,
    I know this is a noob question but what is the difference between this 2 format? How it will affect the final work?

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    The difference is in the noise floor. Recording and mixing at 24bit will make it considerably easier to gain-stage because you'll be able to leave a ton of headroom instead of trying to get everything close to zero. Just record and mix everything at 24bits - you don't really need 16bit for anything anymore (except burning audio CDs).
    Chris 'Von Pimpenstein' Carter - Major label mixer/producer
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    i think chris nailed it.. only when it comes to mastering you should think about dithering when creating a CD master

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