Hi, i was wondering about format conversions for supporting more output formats. I just fell on this. I don't know if float to other formats conversions should be inspired by this or not. BTW should the OBOS mixer support int32 output ? "If you want to convert from 16 to 8 bit without dither, there are two approaches. The first method is to simply chop off the least significant byte of the 16bit word, leaving you with only the most significant byte (8bits). The wavestrip application, a.o. Sounddesigner (with use dither set to of) S/Link and SoundEdit do this. In this way everything between the (vertical) 16-bitsample-values 0 to 128 will result in 8 bit zeros, but everything between 16-bit sample-values -128 to 0 will go to an 8 bit -1.Even the slightest studio background noise (at say, -90dB) during a 16 bit voice recording will result, when converting to 8 bits with the chop method, in what seems like a random square wave below the 0 axis with an amplitude of 1 (8bit) Qunit. The noise thus produced is very audible. The second method is to round the least significant byte to the nearest most significant byte value. This is what Soundhack, WaveConvert, Deck (optional) and BarbaBatch do. The most important difference is that everything between the 16 bit values -128 to +128 will round to an 8-bit zero, thus eliminating every signal present in that area. (the area below-48dB or -99.6%). This way you will loose the hiss described in the chop case. Hope this helps..."