Hi all, I have a small project that the client wants delivered in MP3 format.
All of my files have been 24 bit wav during the mixing process. I was wondering though, is it best to master (and dither) to 16 bit, and THEN encode the 16 bit file to MP3?
Or leave it as 24 bit and let the MP3 encoding also convert it? (I know it ends up as 16 bit)
If I dither to 16 bit first, does the MP3 encoding apply dithering again?