downsampling to cd format from a pro tools session 2018-03-02 23:13:03 hello! i have some underground tracks from a deceased artist that were never released retail. apparently the songs were transferred in studio using something called protools and were given to me in wav format. however, these wavs are not in proper cd format - a few are in a 32 bit depth as well as a few being in 24. i also have one in proper 16 bit depth, but it's in 48000hz sample rate.now, using audacity i can downsample these to proper cd format (16/44000), however, am i supposed to apply something called dithering in order to avoid artifacts/distortion? i've read a bit on google about the subject, but i'm not sure how it applies to my situation... i don't know if these songs were already dithered, whether they've already been converted from even another bit depth/sample rate before now, etc. in other words i don't know what's already been done to them. they are however of course wav's so i'd like to preserve their quality, as well as convert them properly. should i dither in tjis situation, or just render them to cd format straight up?