Thread: Dithering?
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:53 AM   #11
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Just for grins, here's a short fadeout rendered to 8 bits. The first tone is without JS/dither_psycho, the second tone is with.

Remember that 8 bit resolution is like telling your speakers that they are only allowed to be in one of 256 possible positions, so there's no possible processing that will result in a pristine noiseless tone for this test. The goal of dithering is to convert the ugly truncation noise you hear in the first fadeout into less ear-catching background hiss you hear in the second.
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