24bit to 16bit conversion problems

vbimport

#1

am recording analog to computer at 24bit.
am picking up artifacts from my conversion to 16bit.
using sound forge to record and convert.
my question is: is it possible to do this without noise, or am i better off just recording at 16bit?


#2

If you’re not going to do any processing on the files (i.e. you’re just recording them, then encoding them to MP3), then don’t bother with 24 bit.