Dithering. We all see it as an option at the export level of every DAW, or as a plug-in available for mastering. It's a scary term, mostly because it's something that we KNOW we should be doing, but can't really hear the effects of. Many folks in the audio world don't precisely remember when and why we have to dither'"thus its relegation to 'not sure what this does, but I usually click it'
Music Production Know-How: Dithering Demystified
When you need to render or mix down your project to a stereo file in your DAW, going from 24-bit to 16-bit, you'll come across dithering options. Matt Vanacoro explains what it is and when to use it.